Who is Henry Rayner?

By Gwylym Owen

Henry Rayner (19th September 1902 – 25th April, 1957) was an Australian player known for his drypoint etchings.

Hewitt Henry Rayner was born in Melbourne, Australia and trained as an performer in Britain.

He worked gone Walter Sickert and was a buddy of Augustus John. He was upset during the London blitz and thereafter became something of a recluse.

He died on 25th April, 1957 and is buried on the east side of Highgate Cemetery

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http://www.hewitthenryrayner.co.uk

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