Henry, George (1858-1943) by Scholes, Robert

George Henry (1858 – 1943) Born in Irvine, Henry trained at Glasgow School of Art while working as a clerk. From 1881 he associated with the group of artists known as The Glasgow Boys and worked with Guthrie and Walton at the artists’ colonies at Brig o’ Turk and Rosneath. In 1885, Henry met and together they moved away from the realist style of painting favoured by the group towards a more symbolist approach based on the decorative potential of colour, surface and pattern. This decorative style of painting reached its peak in their joint canvases of 1890 and 1891 – the remarkable and . E A Hornel Druids – Bringing in the Mistletoe The Star in the East

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