Henry Reuterdahl Biography

Henry Reuterdahl (August 30, 1871 -  December 21, 1925) was an American painter highly acclaimed for his nautical artwork. He had a long relationship with the United States Navy. In addition to serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve Force,[2] he was selected by President Theodore Roosevelt to accompany the Great White Fleet voyage in 1907 to document the journey. In addition to his artwork, he was a frequent writer on naval topics, and served as an editor of Jane's Fighting Ships.

A Lieutenant in the United States Navy, Henry Reuterdahl, 1871-1925, was best known for his paintings of Navy warships and recruiting posters for World War I, though he did exhibit in the 1913 Armory Show, in New York City. He also painted landscapes in a kind of tapestry-like, pointillist, impasto style. He taught in New York City before the turn of the century.

As an artist, Reuterdahl was a member of the Society of Illustrators and the American Watercolor Society. He exhibited his work in the 1913 Armory Show, although he was not considered a modernist. He also taught at the Art Students League of New York.