‘Matchstick Marmot’ by Henry Schreiber
Artist: Henry Schreiber
Title: ‘Matchstick Marmot’
Medium: Oil on Cradled Panel
Dimensions: 7″ x 5″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artist:
Born in Fairfax Virginia, Henry spent his childhood in the suburbs of Washington DC, the mountains of West Virginia, and the gulf coast of Florida. After receiving his MFA from the University of Central Florida, Schreiber established a studio on a family farm in the Appalachian Mountains. Following his two years of learning the ways of the groundhog; he packed up his studio and moved to Charlotte, NC. In January of 2018, he relocated his studio to Charleston, SC.
Schreiber’s fascination with marmots or groundhogs as they are more commonly known originated with his move to the “Con Place”, the family farm settled six generations ago in Ashe County, North Carolina. Groundhog spotting from the front porch has been a shared family pastime that he fell into without any hesitation and has inspired his recent Marmot series.