Biography

Henry Wynn, Jr.

  • Native of North Augusta, SC
  • Shorter College, Art Scholarship, 1969
  • Augusta State University, BFA, 1974
  • U.S. Army Illustrator 1977-2006
  • Archaeological Illustrator - University of Georgia
  • Cherokee Sites Illustrator, Chieftains Museum
  • For several years I wasawarded First Place in the Department of Army International Competition
  • The Keith L. Ware Award
  • Vintage Guitar Collector
    • Fingerstyle guitar musician playing with his son, Henry S. Wynn, III
    • Also, in the folksy-bluegrass band, Doug and the Henrys
Actually...This is my first piece of artwork.  My father suggested, "Why don't you draw on paper next time, instead of bricks?" That was inside our cozy home near an Indian mound on a quaint little hilltop overlooking the Savannah River in South Carolina.

Actually...This is my first piece of artwork.  My father suggested, "Why don't you draw on paper next time, instead of bricks?"

That was inside our cozy home near an Indian mound on a quaint little hilltop overlooking the Savannah River in South Carolina.

EARLY YEARS

  • Mrs. Allen, my 3rd grade teacher gave me private lessons to get me started and really gave me encouragement.  I walked to art lessons about a half block from my house each week.
  • Since then I have been trying to perfect my childhood interest of drawing.  Most people think that drawing is a preliminary step of artwork, but I've always felt it was the final piece.
  • My first illustration job was North Georgia working as a site illustrator on an archaeological dig for the University of Georgia.  I drew artifacts in the location where the items were discovered.  This is where I continued my respect and pursuit for detail and accuracy. 
  • Because of the colonial and Indian illustrations at the archaeological dig, I was awarded a full art scholarship at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia.