Henry, Lucien

French-born artist and teacher who was one of the first to use Australian motifs in his sculpture and decorative art, and was a founder of the Art Society of New South Wales.

Milestone
Born
Sisteron, France
1850
Arrived Sydney
1879
Departed Sydney
May 1891
Died
La Pave, Haute-Vienne, France
10 Mar 1896
Occupation
Position
1883 - 1891
1888
Relationship
Spouse

Henry, Lucien

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2011

Freed from incarceration in New Caledonia for his revolutionary activities in the Paris Commune, Lucian Henry built a new life in Sydney as an artist, teacher and advocate for native Australian motifs in the decorative arts.