A premier turn-of-the-century painter and lithographer, the art of Henri Patrice Dillon may not be classified under any school or own way, leaving a legacy of masterworks stamped by his unique genius. Born of French parents in San Francisco, HenriDillon moved permanently to Paris when still a young man to pursue his studies in art. There he was instructed by Lehmann, Frappa and Duran and he first began exhibiting at the Salon de Paris in 1876. During the following years, Henri Dillon's art (and in particular, his original lithographs) gained for him an international reputation. He was a full member of the Societe des Peintres-graveurs and became Vice-president of the Societe des Lithographs. Nearing the end of his life, Dillon was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur by the French government.