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Henry Varnum Poor

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FEATURED ARTIST – Henry Varnum Poor (1812 – 1905)

Born in Andover, Maine to Sylvanus and Mary (Merrill) Poor, he was the first of his family to attend college, graduating from Bowdoin in 1835. He joined his uncle’s law firm, being called to the bar in 1838. Later Henry and his brother John established a law practice in Bangor, Maine. By investing money in Maine’s growing timber industry, the Poor brothers made a fortune. John Poor became a minor railway magnate in association with the European and North American Railway, and was heavily involved in the building of the Maine rail network.

In 1849, John purchased the American Railroad Journal, of which Henry became manager and editor. In 1860, Henry Poor published History of Railroads and Canals in the United States, an attempt to compile comprehensive information about the financial and operational state of U.S. railroad companies. He later established H.V. and H.W. Poor Co. with his son, Henry William, and published annual updated versions of his book. Standard & Poor’s traces its history back to this publication.

In 1862 Henry Poor was appointed a government commissioner to the newly chartered Union Pacific Railroad, and left his position as editor of the Journal. That same year he was elected as the railroad company’s first Secretary. He left the company shortly thereafter.

Poor was a resident of Tuxedo Park, New York, which was founded by his good friend Pierre Lorillard in 1886.

He died in Brookline, Massachusetts, at the age of 92.


Henry Varnum Poor Artwork For Sale

Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 32 x 38
Price: $35,000
Gray Day on the Hudson
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 24 x 36
Price: $27,000
Big Sur Coast
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 15½ x 19½
Price: $12,500
Hi Tor & Haverstraw
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 15½ x 19¾
Price: $7,500
McArthur Harvest
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 29¼ x 23¼
Price: $5,000
Mrs. Poor with Little Girl
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pen & Ink
Dimensions: 5½ x 7½
Price: $1,800
Trees
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 15¼ x 11¼
Price: $1,800
Still Life
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: 12.5
Price: $975
Platter – 1957
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pen & Ink
Dimensions: 4½ x 7¼
Price: $800
Nude Reclining/Right Leg Up
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: 8¼ dia.
Price: $800
Plate
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: 6½ dia.
Price: $400
Plate
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pottery
Dimensions:
Price: $300
art neuvo blu bowl
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: 10"
Price: $300
Blue Rimmed Pottery
Artist:Poor, Henry Varnum
Medium: Pottery
Dimensions: 9"
Price: $150
Fish-Yellows & Greens

Henry Varnum Poor
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