Artist Profile

Henry Lee McFee


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.



Works in Our Collection

Henry Lee McFee
The Skull
Oil on canvas, c. 1914
30 x 40 inches
Promised gift of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure