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artist , educator , writer

Henry Christopher Finney, American artist, educator, writer. National Institute of Mental Health fellow, 1961-1965; grantee Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 1970-1973, Institute Research Poverty Research, 1970-1973, University Vermont faculty, 1974, 90-91, American Sociological Association, 1975, 78-79.


Finney, Henry Christopher was born on September 30, 1936 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ross Lee and Gretchen L. (Ludke) Finney.


Bachelor in Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1959; Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Michigan, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1967; Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1994.


Assistant professor sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967-1973; staff member Institute Research Poverty, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1970-1973; associate professor sociology, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1973-1994; acting chairman sociology Department, University Vermont, Burlington, 1977. Adjunct Professor sociology Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah, 1979-1980. Lecturer Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1990.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include University Vermont, Burlington, 1981, 1988, Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Vermont, 1989, 95, Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, Vermont, 1990, Vermont Council on the Arts, Montpelier, 1994, Sante Fe Contemporary Art, 1996, Los Alamos Art Center, 1998. Exhibited in juried group shows at Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, 1988, 89, 90, Stratton (Vermont) Mountain Arts Festival, 1988, Vermont Studio Center, 1988, Vermont Women's Caucus for Art, 1989-1990, State University of New York Museum, Plattsubrg, 1991, Pratt Institute, New York City, 1991, Vermont College, Montpelier, 1991, Gallery 128, East Village, New York, 1994, National Arts Club, New York City, 1988, College of Santa Fe, 1996, Albuquerque United Artists, 1997, LewAllen Contemporary Gallery, Sante Fe, others. Curator Contemporary Cut, Los Alamos Art Center, 1998.

      Contributor numerous art publications.


Member American Sociological Association, College Art Association American, Japan Society Vermont (board directors 1984-1986), International Sociological Association, Northern Vermont Artists Association (president, board directors 1981-1985), Society for Science Study of Religion, Zen Mountain Monastery (board directors 1984-1986, co-founder, board directors Burlington chapter 1985-1995), Hidden Mount Zen Ctr, Albuquerque, New Mexico (treasurer, board directors), Santa Fe Live Poets Society, Phi Eta Sigma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, cross-county skiing, archery.


Married Helen Elizabeth Sherman, June 30, 1961. Children: Catherine Deanna, Christopher Anson.

Ross Lee Finney

Gretchen L. (Ludke) Finney

Helen Elizabeth Sherman

Catherine Deanna Finney

Christopher Anson Finney