Henry Lawrence Faulkner

Henry Faulkner was born in Holland, Kentucky in 1924. With his mom’s demise in 1926, he and his ten brothers and sisters were positioned in a children’s residence in Louisville, Kentucky the place he could be compelled to return a number of times in his early life. By 1930, Henry had been positioned in a number of foster houses, however finally settled in Falling Timber, in Clay County.

Henry was at all times concerned about art, making his early paints from poke berries and other pure materials. At age 15, during one of his returns to the children’s home, he enrolled as a studentship student in the Louisville School of Art the place he started to check artwork seriously. In 1942, Henry left Louisville, and although he continued his drawing and writing (he was a penetscore and prolific author), he started what was to be a protracted interval of touring where he would meet among others, Ezra Pound, as an inpatient at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Henry first moved to Lexington in 1956 to proceed his painting, drawing and writing in a more city environment. At this time he also began his household-an odd assortment of cats and a goat (which would accompany him all over the place during his travels). Through the late fifties he exhibited at galleries in New York, Ohio and Florida where his work was nicely received. In 1959 he met Tennessee Williams and a life-long associateship began, and he would travel back and forth from Kentucky to Florida till his death. He was exhibiting recurrently in New York, Ohio and Florida and his status was becoming fairly solid. In 1961, he went to Taormina, Sicily, in Italy, and it was there he perfected his painting style. Within the mid-sixties, Henry made Lexington his everlasting summer season dwelling and the Florida Keys his winter home.

Faulkner continued his painting, writing and touring throughout the seventies. He was an avid collector of furnishings, antiques and clothing on which he spent the entire earnings from his paintings. His personal fashion, wit and imagination left lasting impressions on all who met him. Henry died in 1981 on account of an automobile accident just ¼ mile from his home.

Henry Faulkner was born in Holland, Kentucky in 1924. With his mother’s death in 1926, he and his ten brothers and sisters had been positioned in a children’s residence in Louisville, Kentucky where he can be pressured to return several times in his early life. By 1930, Henry had been placed in a number of foster properties, however eventually settled in Falling Timber, in Clay County.

Henry was at all times taken with artwork, making his early paints from poke berries and other pure materials. At age 15, throughout certainly one of his returns to the children’s house, he enrolled as a studentship student within the Louisville School of Artwork where he started to study art seriously. In 1942, Henry left Louisville, and although he continued his drawing and writing (he was a penetranking and prolific writer), he started what was to be a long period of traveling where he would meet among others, Ezra Pound, as an inpatient at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Henry first moved to Lexington in 1956 to proceed his painting, drawing and writing in a more urban environment. At this time he also began his household-an odd collection of cats and a goat (which would accompany him in every single place throughout his travels). Through the late fifties he exhibited at galleries in New York, Ohio and Florida the place his work was effectively received. In 1959 he met Tennessee Williams and a life-long palship began, and he would journey back and forth from Kentucky to Florida till his death. He was exhibiting regularly in New York, Ohio and Florida and his popularity was becoming fairly solid. In 1961, he went to Taormina, Sicily, in Italy, and it was there he perfected his painting style. In the mid-sixties, Henry made Lexington his everlasting summer season house and The Gift of Color: Limited Edition Boxed Book Florida Keys his winter home.

Faulkner continued his painting, writing and traveling throughout the seventies. He was an avid collector of furniture, antiques and clothing on which he spent the entire earnings from his paintings. His personal type, wit and that imagination left lasting impressions on all who met him. Henry died in 1981 as a result of an automobile accident just ¼ mile from his home.


18 July 2018

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