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Robert Henri
Dutch Girl in White
Oil on canvas

24 x 20 inches
Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1950

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Excerpt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Henri championed truth and vitality in life and art. He echoed in his paintings the dark palette and gestural brushwork of the old masters Diego Velázquez and Frans Hals and the more recent Realists Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. In the summer of 1907 he and some of his students traveled to the Netherlands and visited Hals’s hometown, Haarlem. There, responding to the Dutch painter’s gift for characterization, Henri made portraits of local models, including this one of Martche, who was among his favorites. While most of his Ashcan School colleagues dedicated themselves to depicting urban flux, Henri was, and remains, best known for portraits.


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Robert Henri, American (1865-1929)
b. June 24, 1865, Cincinnati, OH
d. 1929

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