|MACHINE MADE MAN |
SAINTS OF CHAOS 1934
|WANDERER IN WOODCUTS 1932|
|Subway scene, woodcut 1934 another|
|Manhattan Backyards, West 12th Street 1932|
|Empire State Building from the Docks, 1942
Wood engraving, 8 x 5 inches
|from Twelve Linoleum Cuts of Spain|
|Anis del recino 1922|
|Physically Fit, The Masses October 1917|
|Girls Wanted, The Masses 1916, referring to the recently published report on the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire Tragedy.|
Henry Glintenkamp was born in New Jersey in 1889. He studied under Robert Henri and has been regularly included in the Ash Can School. At one stage he shared a studio with Stuart Davis who like Glintenkamp also worked for the radical publication The Masses (see above). They both exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913.
The journal's anti-war stance which found a powerful voice in Glintenkamp was resisted by the American Government, and Glintenkamp with Art Young and Boardman Robinson and staff writers Floyd Dell and Max Eastman were charged under the Espionage Act. Glintenkamp fled the country for Mexico, and a first jury trial ended in failure to reach a decision. A second trial in 1919 found it equally difficult to establish unanimity. The action was then quietly dropped.
The artist lived for a time in Mexico and travelled widely in Europe. In the early 1920's he produced a portrait of the young actor Edith Evans. A portfolio of Linocuts of Spain is one of five books published between 1930 and 1934. His main publication is a visual travel log, A WANDERER IN WOODCUTS , 1932.
He died in 1946.
There is a collection of his papers in the Archives of American Art. There are biographies by Garnett McCoy and by Mantle Fielding ; see also Henry Glintenkamp, 1887-1946 : ash can years to expressionism : paintings and drawings 1908-1939, exhibition catalogue, Graham Gallery 1981.