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Henry J. Glintenkamp
Date: American painter, printmaker, and sculptor, 1887–1946
Biography: Painter and illustrator Henry Glintenkamp is probably best known for his antiwar illustrations in The Masses. Born in Augusta, New Jersey, Glintenkamp studied at the National Academy of Design from 1903 to 1906, and then with Robert Henri. Henri's influence is apparent in Glintenkamp's dark and dynamically painted landscapes and urban scenes. In 1913 he helped launch the Socialist journal The Masses with John Sloan, John Reed, and Boardman Robinson, among others. Vehemently antiwar, he moved to Mexico in 1917 to avoid the draft. Subsequently, he traveled widely through Europe, chronicling his experiences in prints. As a painter, his palette brightened and his approach became more modern. In 1934 he returned to New York, becoming an instructor and continuing his involvement with humanitarian causes.