Henry Grant Plumb 1847-1930
The artist and teacher Henry Grant Plumb was born in Sherburne, New York, located in a rural and beautiful area of central New York State whose economy was devoted to agriculture and transportation. A small town with a population of around 2,000, Henry’s parents Isaac and Catherine Grant Plumb were prosperous and leading citizens of the town and surrounding Chenango County. Isaac owned a business devoted to furniture, picture frames, and undertaking and served for many years in prominent positions in town and county government, even holding office as a state representative for one term. Henry’s love for art was manifested at a young age as a group of small drawings confidently signed and dated bear testimony.