Glen Cooper Henshaw Permanent Collection

Glen Cooper Henshaw (1880–1946)
Glen Cooper Henshaw (1880–1946)

Glen Cooper Henshaw arrived in Brown County in 1941. He was at the end of a long career that began in Windfall, Indiana and took him to Paris, London, New York, and Baltimore. While he was born in Indiana, he is best known for his dazzling New York scenes. He was very influenced by the mystics and a dreamlike quality is reflected in his work, particularly his compelling figure studies.

His arrival in Nashville brought great fanfare as he was a very famous artist. But the trends were turning modern in the major East Coast cities and coming home to Indiana seemed his last chance to continue his work. He died a few short years later and his Permanent Collection has made its home in the Brown County Art Gallery since the late 1940s.

There are 86 paintings in the Collection that rotate on a continual basis.