British-American illustrator Harry Fenn was born near Richmond, London, but spent most of his life in the USA. He’s considered by many to be one of the more important American illustrators of the 19th-century - predominantly for his contributions to three extensive books by D. Appleton and Co of New York. Picturesque America (1872-74), Picturesque Europe (1875-79), and Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt (1881–84) were popular publications that informed an increasingly curious public about foreign lands.
Fenn’s works were engaging and captured the imagination.
Born in London.
Settled in New York.
Married Marian Thompson of Brooklyn.
Exhibition at the National Academy of Design.
Exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association.
Settled in Montclair, New Jersey.
Became an early member of the American Watercolour Society.
Lived in England with his family.
Exhibited at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia.
Began producing illustrations for "Harper's Monthly," "Harper's Weekly," and Scribner's.
'Off the Rialto, Venice'
Awarded a medal at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago.
Died in Montclair.