TFAO Biographical Information: Henry Ryan MacGinnis

Following is information provided to TFAO on February, 20, 2008 by Phillip Earenfight, Director, The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013, 717-245-1709 concerning Henry Ryan MacGinnis (1875­1962):

Henry Ryan MacGinnis (1875-1962) was born and raised in Indiana and began his career painting sun-filled landscapes en plein air with Hoosier Group artists T.C. Steele and John Ottis Adams. In his late twenties, MacGinnis traveled abroad for several years, studying art in Munich and Paris, before establishing his career at the School of Industrial Arts in Trenton, New Jersey, where he worked for forty years. His works feature scenes of the surrounding Delaware River Valley as well as views from New Hampshire, where he spent his summers. This exhibition is organized with the generous assistance of Richard Frey '90, and curated by Dickinson College senior art history majors Abigail Bruckart, Kara Carmack, Sonia Evers, Rachel Fitzsimmons, Diana Jonas, Rebecca Mendelsohn, Anna Metzger, Selwyn Ramp and Martine Romano, under the direction of Elizabeth Lee.


As of February, 20, 2008 the entire catalogue for the exhibition "America en plein air: Impressions by Henry Ryan MacGinnis, " showing at The Trout Gallery January 25 - April 12, 2008 could be downloaded at

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