Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Henry Christman

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1949

Henry M. Christman is the author and editor of more than 20 books, represented in some 50 editions. He is a former New York State and New York City commissioner. Among his best-known publications are The Essential Works of Lenin (1966) and Walt Whitman’s New York: From Manhattan to Montauk (1998).



Henry Christman worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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