Henry François Farny
American painter and illustrator. (1847-1916) He was born in Ribeauville, Alsace, France. The family immigrated to the United States in 1853 as a result of political strife in France and resided in Warren, Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1859. While in Pennsylvania, young Henry came into contact with the Seneca Indian Tribe. His admiration for these Native Americans would become a lifelong obsession for him, and many of his works focused on Native Americans and their lives.
Artistic style of Henry François Farny
Henry FARNY is known for his very sympathetic portrayals of Native Americans. Native Americans have always been portrayed in realistic settings with their own culture and traditions. Unlike sensational battle scenes, as many western artists of the day did, Henri Farny also depicted the daily events of the locals' life and dance scenes.
Works of Henry François Farny
If you come across a painting with rural America and mostly Native American people in it. It is most likely the work of Henry FARNY. Henry FARNY is also known as the painter who drew the "Sitting Bull". His art has been appreciated since Henri Farny's death in 1916. In 1981, a small-size painting of "Peace and Plenty" was sold in Cincinnati for $40,000. Most of his large paintings are currently selling in the $200,000 range. Many of Henri Farny's works are on permanent display at the Cincinnati Museum of Art.