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|Robert Henri was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1865, and fled with his family to New Jersey as a boy, when his father was fearing a murder charge for which he was later cleared. Having shown talent at an early age, Henri studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art before leaving for the Academie Julian and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Upon his return to the states, Henri settled in New York was he decidedly against the grain of the prevailing artistic climate. Henri, along with others who would come to be known as the Ashcan school of art, stressed the importance of social realism as they painted the unsung, and everyday people and scenes of impoverished urban life.
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