Michel Henry

French Artist

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About Michel Henry

Michel Henry was a French artist known for his Impressionist-style paintings, particularly of landscapes and floral still lifes.


Michel Henry was born in 1928 in Langres, France. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1951. After graduation, Henry assisted in the workshop Eugene Narbonne, an artist known for his figurative work; after leaving Narbonne’s workshop, Henry worked and trained with Roger Chapelain-Midy, a landscape and still life master painter, lithographer, set designer, and illustrator.

In 1956, Henry won the Maison Descartes membership, and in 1957 a Casa Velazquez membership. In 1957, he moved to Catalonia, where he would remain until 1975. Henry’s attachment to Paris remained strong, however, as he frequently traveled to the city and held exhibitions of his paintings.

Henry received a number of honors throughout his career, winning gold in the Salon des Artistes Français competition of 1977, and being awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur in 1981. His works have been shown in exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Palm Beach, and Paris, and are held by many museums, galleries, and institutions, including the Museum of Valence in Bogota, Spain, and the French Museum of Alencon.

Michel Henry’s Works

Henry’s work largely features landscapes, flowers, and still life, using vivid oil colors to create luminescent landscapes and compositions. His most famous works include floral arrangements set against backgrounds of prominent European cities. His oeuvre also includes paintings of marine scenes, and most of his paintings are done in a combination of delicate and bold strokes an an Impressionist style. Henry also worked in other media, painting a triptych for the Church of St. Giles in Langres, an engraved tabernacle door, and a panel for the French bank Credit Agricole.

Market for Michel Henry’s Work

Henry’s work is collected all over the world. His oil paintings have the highest demand in the market, and can sell for several thousand dollars at auction. His still-life floral compositions have sold for as much as $14,000.

Sell Michel Henry’s Work

If you have any works by Michel Henry, get in touch with our experts at Revere Auctions. If you would like to sell your Henry paintings, you can auction them at our location in St. Paul, Minnesota. We also offer our services online.

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