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About the Artist

Henry is a native Georgian from Union Point.  He attended Young Harris College and Huntingdon College on basketball scholarships.  After graduating from Huntingdon, he served in the U.S. Navy and pursued several career interests, including that of singer/musician, before settling on his career as an artist.  Playing music remains one of his favorite interests. 

Henry’s principal art studies include six years of intensive work with Constantin and Roman Chatov, studying portraiture and figure.  It was with the Chatov brothers that he developed his color palette and achieved the feeling of light in his paintings.  He also studied with New York artist Daniel Greene in 1981; and with Yves Brayer, a noted French artist in Paris during 1983. 

Henry works primarily in landscape, and occasionally works in still life and portraiture.  His mediums include oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil.  He also taught oil painting classes for ten years in portraiture, still life and landscape. 

The artist’s works are represented in many corporate and private collections.  Of special note are the twelve paintings of the apostles of Christ, painted for the ceiling of the oldest standing church in Atlanta, The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Each painting is of large scale measuring 10 ft. x 10 ft. and includes historic iconography of each apostle.  During the Civil War, the church was spared from being burned by Sherman’s forces.  The paintings may be viewed when visiting the church in Atlanta. 

Henry’s work is represented by a number of galleries in major cities in the Southeast, including Atlanta--where he works and makes his home--Charlotte, Nashville, and Knoxville, as well as Florence, Alabama. 

Contact information:

Henry Barnes Studio
P.O. Box 862005
Marietta, GA 30062
770-650-9686 phone
770-641-7743 fax
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