was painter, illustrator and printmaker. He illustrated a number of books, and appeared regularly in magazines such as Scribner’s, Harper’s, Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and others. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Robert Vonnoh, where his classmates included Robert Henri, John Sloan and William Glackens. His first illustration appeared in Scribner’s Magazine in 1893. He illustrated a number of books, and his work soon appeared regularly in magazines such as Scribner’s, Harper’s, Collier’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and others.
He married Anne Boylan, and in 1907 they settled in Westport, Connecticut. He became one of the founders of its artistic community. In mid-career, he turned from commercial illustration to watercolors, pastels and etchings. Wright died in Westport in 1951.
He exhibited at the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, the Society of American Etchers, and a number of New York galleries. He was a member of the Society of American Etchers, the Society of Illustrators, the Salmagundi Club and the Westport Artists. In 1939, he was elected to the National Academy of Design.
George Hand Wright: An Artist’s Life Examined c. 2008 Kirsten M. Jensen (Author), Michael D. Moore (Editor), George H. Wright (Illustrator)