Henri-Jacques Delpy was a celebrated plein-aire painter who was born in Bois-le-Roi, France in 1877. His studied with his father, the noted landscape painter Hippolyte-Camille Delpy (1842-1910) and Charles-Francois Daubigny (1817–1878), one of the teachers of Monet, and both were vitally important influences on his evolution as an artist. Focusing on lyrical scenes of forests, ponds and dramatic skies, Delpy achieved great success. He exhibited at the Expo Universelle of 1900, as well as the Salon des Independents in Paris, where he was awarded multiple medals for his submissions in 1927, 1944, 1945 and 1946. He was also invited to be a member of the Sociétaire du Salon des Artistes Français.
Today, Delpy’s work is featured in both museum and private collections worldwide.