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Henri painted at least fifteen scenes of Blackwell’s Island (now Roosevelt Island) on the East River in New York City. This work, painted early in Henri’s career, reveals Parisian influences with its delicate treatment of light and color. Henri’s dark, brooding palette of grays, browns, and greens is foretelling, though, as it evokes a mood more in tune with the sober realism he would later help create.", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mari and James A. 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Unlike his contemporaries, who painted commissioned portraits of wealthy industrialists and their families, Henri preferred what he considered to be the deeper and more complex characters of workers, peasants, beggars, and entertainers. He was particularly fond of sitters in Spain, evident in this work, and visited there several times for lengthy painting excursions between 1906 and 1912, and again in 1923–1924. In an article he wrote in The Craftsman in 1915, he said, “The people I like to paint are ‘my people,’ whoever they may be, wherever they may exist, the people through whom dignity of life is manifest, who are in some way expressing themselves naturally. . . . My people may be old or young, rich or poor. . . . But wherever I find them, . . . my interest is awakened and my impulse immediately is to tell about them through my own language—drawing and painting in color.” Perhaps because of the breadth of his foreign experiences, Henri was a champion of the particularities of regional character and encouraged artists in the United States to paint details of everyday American life. ", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1991", "Copyright_Type" : "public domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "American and Contemporary Art", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "EDU loves this work. Must seriously consider for Reinstallation. 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