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Young Artist

Harry Fenn was born with the name Henry on September 14, 1837, in Richmond, outside of London, England, to James and Alice Fenn. Fenn's father, who sold dry goods, recognized his son's talent as an artist and wanted to ensure those skills were advanced and could be put to practical use in a professional career. Fenn was working on a painting at age twelve in a local park and drew the attention of a bishop visiting from New Zealand. The bishop was so impressed with Fenn's talent that he bought the boy a box of paints and brushes. Fenn would say later in a magazine interview that the experience transformed him from painting for fun to becoming "dedicated to the work of transcribing the beauties of the world."

Soon after, Fenn's father apprenticed (worked as a student with an experienced adult) the young artist to the Dalziel Brothers...

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