Henry Varnum Poor (1887-1970)
Henry Varnum Poor was a well versed artist of many mediums, but his talent is most apparent in his paintings and pottery. Originally born in Kansas, Poor spent most of his time working in the studio at his home, often referred to as “Crow House,” off South Mountain Road in New City, New York. Crow House was designed by Poor, himself, and includes many of his own personal touches, such as original painted tiles. Poor designed other buildings and houses, like the home of his neighbor and friend, Maxwell Anderson. Poor’s work can be seen in institutions across the country, such as the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania State University.