Paul Blaine Henrie Bio

Paul Blaine Henrie, American (1932–1999)

Member: Laguna Beach Art Association, Carmel Art Association.

Henrie was born Paul McKinley Henrie in Tampa and began his art career during his teenage years. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he traveled to Chicago, New York City and New Orleans working as a mural artist.

By the mid 1950s, he had settled in California. He lived in Carmel at first, and then moved to Laguna Beach. After opening a gallery at Main Beach in Laguna, Henrie became well-known for his watercolors depicting local coastline scenes and views of places he had traveled including Tahiti, Mexico and Hawaii. During the 1950s and early 1960s, he signed his art Blaine or Paul Blaine. After 1961, he signed it Paul Blaine Henrie.

Henrie boasted he was the "fastest pallette in the west" and could produce several paintings in a day. He said he only did it for sale in tourist trap-type art galleries Henrie reserved his best work for his collectors and several prestigious galleries like the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City. Notable celebrities who bought his work included Vincent Price, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and Princess Margaret.

Henrie also illustrated two books for young adults, Legendary outlaws of the West (1976) and Legendary Women of the West (1978), and wrote a how-to art book titled Painting in the South Seas.

Henrie also produced celebrity portraits in limited editions, most notably of the ‘Rat Pack” in their Hay Day.

In addition to producing watercolors, oil paintings and prints, Henrie authored two art instruction books.


"Sammy Song & Dance Man"

Title: "Sammy Song & Dance Man"

Medium: Serigraph/Paper

Unframed Size: 24" x 36"

Asking Price: $1,000.00 - Unframed

"Sinatra In Concert" serigraph by Paul Blaine Henrie

Title: "Sinatra In Concert"

Medium: Serigraph/Paper

Unframed Size: 48" x 36"

Asking Price: $1,000.00