Pandora Box

Pandora Box, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2016

James Walker Henry (b. 1961) is an American surrealist painter living in the state of Iowa, the Heartland of the United States of America. For over the last thirty-five years, Henry has created over 1000 works of art, his thousandth piece completed in November of 2015.  Henry's works of art address social and political issues, documenting these ideas and issues through his paint and brush.

Henry toned his artistic skills while attending Southeastern Community College near where he lives, but his ability to create as an artist was his own and was mainly self-taught.  SCC was however the stepping stone to surrealism where Henry fell in love with the style while taking Art History. His biggest influence was master Salvador Dali.

The year 2016 was a very important year for James as he was honored with two distinguished awards. First, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southeastern Community College, where he spoke to the 2016 graduating class. Then, he received the Artist of the Year award, from Burlington Fine Arts.

James Walker Henry's works of art have been featured in numerous art publications such as Manhattan Arts, Surreal Magazine, and New Art Examiner.  He has been included in over three hundred exhibitions (seventy-five of them solo exhibits) and has been mentioned in over ninety newspaper articles. Today, Henry's works have been added to permanent collections around the world including the U.S., Ireland, Holland, Germany, Brazil, France, England, and South Korea.

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