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Henry Soulen Art

American, 1888-1965

(Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 1888 - 1965)

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 12, 1888, Henry James Soulen was a noted illustrator. He attended the Art Students League in Milwaukee, the Art Institute of Chicago, and later studied under the celebrated teacher, Howard Pyle, the founder of the Brandywine School. He also studied with N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.

An illustrator for the "Saturday Evening Post," Henry Soulen began his career in May, 1912. He also worked for other publications including "Country Gentleman" and "Ladies Home Journal" and earned a Peabody Award for his magazine cover designs. He was known for his use of intense, brilliant color at a time when many illustrations were in black and white.

He was a thorough researcher and eventually collected a large and varied collection of costumes, weapons, and other objects that he used in his drawings. At age 62, he became a college professor at the University of Maryland and taught the first illustration that art department offered. During World War II, he gave free art lessons at the Valley Forge Military Hospital, a rehabilitation center for veterans.

The artist made his home between Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and Oceanville, Maine, until he died in 1965.

(Biography provided by Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio)
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Artist: Henry Soulen
Landscape with Cows and Homes by a Stream, Pastel on Paper, Original Art
By Henry Soulen
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Homes and Cows by a Stream" is a 7.5 x 9.5 inches, pastel on paper painting by American illustrator, Henry James Soulen. This exquisite, intimate landscape is signed "H J Soulen" in...
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Country Farmhouse with Dog, Watercolor on Paper, Landscape, Original Art
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Saturday Evening Post Cover, May 16, 1931
By Henry Soulen
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Board Signature: Signed Lower Right Sight Size 30.00" x 27.00", Framed 38.00" x 35.00" Saturday Evening Post Cover, May 16, 1931 From the Estate of Charles Martignett...
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The Easter Candle, Ladies Home Journal, 1931
By Henry Soulen
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Ladies Home Journal Story Illustration, April 1931 "The Easter Candle" by Dagvar
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Illustration for 'Scrapper O'Doon'
By Henry Soulen
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Board Signature: Signed Lower Left Illustrated in the July 22, 1922 Saturday Evening Post, page 22, entitled " Scrapper O"Doon", about a steel mill , written by R.G....
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Home on Leave
By Henry Soulen
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From the Estate of Charles Martignette. A soldier home on leave taking a walk with his lady. Signed lower right. The work of Henry James Soulen is richly colored a...
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Measure of Love, Ladies Home Journal Illustration
By Henry Soulen
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Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Illustration for “Measure of Love” by Honore’ Willsie Morrow, Published in Ladies Home Journal, October 1931, page 10. "Deborah...
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Blood of my Blood – The Sacrifice
By Henry Soulen
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Medium: Oil on Board Signature: Signed Lower Left Illustration for “Blood of my Blood – The Sacrifice”, published in Ladies Home Journal, April 1930, page 4.
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