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Henry Schreiber was born in Fairfax Virginia and grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC, the mountains of West Virginia, and the gulf coast of Florida.
After receiving an MFA from University of Central Florida, Schreiber established a studio on a family farm in the Appalachian Mountains. He spent two years there, learning the ways of the groundhog, before moving his studio to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Greatly influenced by the likes of Peter Paul Rubens, Eugene Delacroix and Henry Fuseli, not to mention the front porch pastime of ground-hog spotting on the farm in North Carolina, Schreiber created his latest series of paintings, Megalomarmot.
Schreiber employs a juxtaposition of classical imagery and modern humor to arouse laughter, indignation, curiosity, and finally recognition, in his viewers. By doing so he means to channel the sense of futility, guilt and frustration we as humans encounter in our struggle for identity.
His work has been exhibited locally.