Henry Inman

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Henry Inman
Utica, New York 1801
New York, New York 1846
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Henry Inman was apprenticed to the artist John Wesley Jarvis from 1814 until 1821. Their collaboration fostered a successful partnership in which Jarvis would often paint the heads and Inman the costumes and backgrounds for their full-scale portraits, allowing them to complete as many as six portraits each week. By 1824, Inman was collaborating with Thomas Seir Cummings, and gave up painting miniatures to concentrate on larger portraits. Inman played a prominent role in the New York art world, helping to found the National Academy of Design in 1826, where he served as vice president for five years.

Works by This Artist

ca. 1835
watercolor on ivory
watercolor and pencil on paper
ca. 1838
watercolor on ivory
ca. 1825
watercolor on paper
ca. 1820
watercolor on ivory