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biography of Henry P. RALEIGH (1880-1944)

Birth place: Portland, OR

Death place: NYC

Addresses: San Francisco, CA; NYC/Westport, CT

Profession: Illustrator, etcher, lithographer, painter

Studied: Mark Hopkins Inst., San Fran.

Exhibited: Mark Hopkins Inst., 1897, 1900; SC, 1916 (prize); Ad. Art in America Comp., 1927 (gold); Illustration House, NYC, 1991 (first solo); AIC

Member: Alliance; Artists G.; SC; SI; Coffee House C.

Work: New Britain Mus. Am. Art

Comments: He was at his peak during the 1920s, illustrating elegant high society, and for four decades his works appeared in Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan. In the 1920s, Everett Shinn called him "the best illustrator in this country today." In Westport, he lived near Arthur Dove, who he helped financially. However, he was also a hard drinker, and died after falling from the window of a run-down hotel in NYC.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists of California, 454; exh. pamphlet, Illustration House (1991); Community of Artists, 27


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