Born in Lexington, Kentucky. He studied at the University of Washington, University of Kentucky, Illinois Institute of Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, and was distinguished by an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Kentucky. His signature pieces are dispersed throughout the world in public, private and museum collections. He has a long track record, extending more than 30 years, of successful projects with local, state and federal governments. He is particularly sensitive to issues of appropriateness when working in the public arena. His experience in creating sculpture which interacts with architecture and the environment is well documented. Numerous site visits and interaction with community citizenry is an integral element in his conceptual development of the design process. The use of automotive finishes as well as traditional gold and palladium gilding has also contributed to an expanded vocabulary within Henry’s formal approach to sculpture.
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