December 25, 2010
Natalie Henry was born in 1907 in Malvern (Hot Spring County). An artist of national significance, Henry made her reputation as an easel painter and muralist during the Depression era. At the height of her career in 1939, the U.S. Treasury Department commissioned her to paint a mural for the Springdale (Washington County) post office. In later years, Henry combined her interest in art with her business acumen, managing the Art Institute of Chicago School Store for twenty-three years. Pictured here is her 1976 wood block print Birds in Tree in the Winter.