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Henri, Florence (1893-1982)  
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Henri participated in several key photography exhibitions between the wars, such as the seminal 1929 Film und Foto show in Stuttgart. She spent the duration of World War II in Paris. After the war, however, she ceased most of her photographic activity and returned her attention to painting, working primarily on landscapes inspired by her European travels. The significance of her painterly work has thus far been overshadowed by the strength of her photography.

Although her renown in the art world gradually faded after she abandoned photography, Henri was rediscovered to some degree in 1974, when Cologne gallery owner Ann Wilde devoted a solo exhibition to her work.

Henri died in a small village outside of Paris in on July 24, 1982.

Though she has yet to achieve the fame of many of her contemporaries, her work continues to garner interest from art historians and critics.

Shannon Wearing

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Armstrong, Carol. "Florence Henri: A Photographic Series of 1928: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall." History of Photography 18 (Autumn 1994): 223-29.

Davis, Melody. "Androgyny and the Mirror: Photographs of Florence Henri, 1927-1938." Part 8 (2002):

Du Pont, Diana C. Florence Henri: Artist-Photographer of the Avant-Garde. Exhibition Catalogue. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990.

Krauss, Rosalind. "Jump Over the Bauhaus." October 15 (Winter 1980): 102-110.

Martini, Giovanni Battista, and Alberto Ronchetti. Florence Henri. Exhibition Catalogue. Milano: Electa, 1995.


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    Entry Title: Henri, Florence  
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