"Taking inspiration from the many facets of the urban landscape, painting serves as a daily discipline and a way of interacting with the world around me. Often I am trying to showcase the livelihood of the many parks and shared spaces around Philadelphia. I do so in the hopes of celebrating the placid leisure that can be found in everyday life in the city when a certain type of patient, appreciative mindset is allowed the time to flourish and observe through the act of painting."
- Henry Murphy
Born in 1995, Henry Murphy is a painter living in Philadelphia. Murphy first attended the University of Vermont for Ecological Studies and his early fine arts training. He then completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2020. Since graduating Murphy's work has been featured in a number of regional exhibitions including at the Spring Break Art Show and in Sensory at Van der Plas Gallery in New York.