Henry “Henno” Michael O’Connor (1891-1975)

 

Henry “Henno” Michael O’Connor (1891-1975)
American Impressionist / Ashcan portrait & cityscape painter, illustrator & etcher ;
Harry Conner [Navy boxing alias] ; Billy Nixon [professional boxing alias] ; Henno O’Connor ; Henry O’Connor ; H. M. O’Connor ; H.M. O’Connor ; Henry M. O’Connor ;
[Born March 5, 1891 in Brookline, MA – died February 25, 1975 in Trenton?, NJ? of complications from a fall off a ladder? and buried in Cambridge, MA]

 

FAD record control number: 53622 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Henry “Henno” Michael O’Connor (1891-1975) biography:

Birth: March 5, 1891 in Brookline, MA ;
Death: February 25, 1975 in Trenton?, NJ? of complications from a fall off a ladder? and buried in Cambridge, MA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Pisces ;

Known for: Portrait painting ; Naval portrait painting ; cityscape etchings ; war-torn landscape etchings ;
Medium: Oil ; pencil ; pen & ink ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ; etching ;
Subjects: People ; cityscapes ; locations ;

Areas: Brookline, MA ; Cambridge, MA ; London, England (April – September, 1921) ; Paris, France (April – September, 1921) ; New York, NY ; Trenton, NJ ; Lake George, NY ; Boston, MA ; Palm Beach, FL ; Italy (April – September, 1921) ; Azores (April – September, 1921) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: Brookline, MA ; New York, NY ; Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL (studio) (1954-1955) ; Palm Beach, FL ;
Father: Patrick Joseph O’Connor (1862-1927), also a painter ;
Mother: Julia Courtney O’Connor (1875-1948) ;
Relatives: Joseph O’Connor (?-?), brother ; Margaret Mary Hession (1915-1999), cousin ;
Spouse: Regina “Queenie” (Summers) Morley O’Connor (1900-1978?), wife, married 1912 in Brookline, MA ; 
Children: [none] ;

Training: St. Paul’s Parochial School, Cambridge, MA (class of 1906) ; Rindge Technical High School, Cambridge, MA (class of 1909) ; Massachusetts Normal Art School, Boston, MA (1906-1910) ; Museum School of Art, Boston, MA (1915-1916) under Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858-1923) and Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) ;  Academie Julian, Paris, France (1921-1922) ; Kingston School, London, England, for etching (1921) ; City College of New York, NY (1934-1935) ; Fordham University, New York, NY (1934-1935) ; Azores & Italy, 3 years to study art ; Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy ; 
Instructors: Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858-1923). portraiture ; Frank Weston Benson, etching (1862-1951) ; Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), etching ;
Work: US Navy (1917-1919) ; Assisted Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) in etching at his studio in Dublin, NH for two years (1919-1920) ; Illustrated the books The book of Gloucester fishermen (John Day Company, New York, 1927) & Navy men (John Day Company, New York, NY, 1939) ; Illustrated cover American Asiatic Foundation, November, 1938 issue ; Painted portraits of Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; Governor Charles Hurley ; Dr. William O’Hanlon ; Honorable Joseph Tallent ; James Roosevelt ; Worked as a barker for John Robinson Circus (traveling) ; Illustrated for McClure’s Magazine drawing war torn Europe ; Worked as a cattle rustler on a cattle boat in England ; Worked as an assistant boxing instructor at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA ; Achieved rank of US Navy Chief Petty Officer ; Illustrated for Ovington’s for Barton (Europe) ; Teacher for the Board of Education, New York, NY ;

Taught: Massachusetts Normal Art School, Boston, MA, taught (1914) ; 
Students:

Member: American Irish Historical Society, Boston, MA ; American Legion, Boston, MA ; Artist’s Aid Society (Artist’s Fellowship), New York, NY, president ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; Boston Society of Etchers, Boston, MA ; Brooklyn Society of American Etchers (Society of American Graphic Artists), Brooklyn, NY ; Catholic Institute of the Press, Washington, DC ; Chicago Society of Etchers, Chicago, IL ; Copley Society, Boston, MA ; Elks Club, Boston, MA ; Los Angeles Society of Etchers, Los Angeles, CA ; Philadelphia Water Color Club, Philadelphia, PA ; Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, president, 1946-1947 ; Washington Print Club, Washington, DC ; Harvard Club, Cambridge, MA ; American Water Color Society, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ; Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, RI (1926) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Introduced photography programs into the New York Public School system ;

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Record birth date:
June 14, 2019

Last updated: June 19, 2019 at 13:39 pm

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