Henry Bailey Snell

Painter Henry Bailey Snell was born in England in 1858. He emigrated to the Unitied States at the age of seventeen and studied at the Art Students League in New York. He married English born artist Florence Francis in 1888. It is believed that the couple first came to Bucks County to visit the Lathrops in 1898. A member of the New Hope School's first generation, Henry Bailey Snell was an eminent landscape artist specializing in marine paintings. He became noted for his dock scenes of St. Ives in his native Cornwall, although he painted many American subjects, as well. A beloved instructor at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, now the Moore College of Art and Design, from 1899 to 1943, Snell often brought students to St. Ives to paint in the summer.
20-1/8'' x 14-1/8''
oil on canvas