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Michel Henry  ( 1928 -                  )

Biography of Michel Henry

From 1952 Michel Henry's work has perdically been singled out France's highest prizes and awards.  His work is featured in many permananent collections of the French Government, the City of Paris, the Museum of Valence, Bogota and the Museum of Alencon.

He was born in Langres in 1928 the aspiring artist attended the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He later studied with Narbonne, Georg, Chapelian-Midy and Legueult. In 1957 he became a member of the House of Desrates in Amsterdam and the following year was named member of the Casa Velasquez in Madrid, honors which are exceptinal for such a young artist.

He is a member of the Salon d'Automne as well as a member of its jury, he also exhibits in the salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Salon Comparisons, and the Salon Terres Latines. In 19776 in the honor of prsenting the Salon d'Automne exhibition in Japan.

Michel Henry blends delicate tones and strong and fascinating accents into his compositions of flower still life, landscapes and marines. An avid interest in nature is the predominant quality of  his luminous works.

A French artist whos  works are well known internationally, Michel Henry over a period of twenty eight years has earned the status of a goodwill ambassador in a universal world of cultural exchanges. For all his dedication and unselfish contributions to art and fellow artists from all lands he was honored by his country by awarded the prestigious- la Croix de Chvalier de la Legion d'Honneur- on January 1, 1981 by the French Minister of Culture Jean Phillippe Lecat.

Michel-Henry works include a triptych and stations of the Cross for the church of the St. Giles in his native town of Langres, engraving of tabernacle door, an eight meter panel for the Credit Agricole the largest French bank.  He the artist of any posters, among which the famous "April in Paris" Ball of the Waldorf Astoria, New York cithy. His work is collected by many personalities and art connoisseurs all over the world, including such countries as France, England, switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Japan, Spain and the United States.