Henry Lee McFee

Henry Lee McFee

1886-1953

As a prominent member of the Woodstock artists’ colony in New York in the 1910s and 1920s, Henry Lee McFee was a significant pioneer of early twentieth-century American modernism alongside Andrew Dasburg, Konrad Cramer, and others. As twentieth-century art began to unfold, McFee became increasingly interested in taking the theoretical lessons of early modernism and applying them to realism; he was one of the foremost proponents of formalist realism in the United States from 1923 to 1936.

The Skull
Oil on canvas, c. 1946
30 x 40 inches
Promised gift of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure
PG.2004.001.014