HENRY J. ALBRIGHT (American 1887-1951)
Henry Albright’s many artistic abilities have been forgotten, but he was an accomplished painter, an innovative potter, a sculptor and woodcarver, and a teacher. Albright studied with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was an instructor at the Troy School of Arts and Crafts, New York and later the director of the Troy Art Institute. He was a member of the Albany Artist Group, the Blue Dome Fellowship, and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club.
This pastel is a obvious interpretation of James whistler’s “Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge”, which, in turn, was an interpretation of a Japanese woodblock print.