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Henri Gadbois, a native Houstonian, graduated from

Lamar High School and the University of Houston,

receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1952 and a

Master of Letters Degree in 1953.

He has been an exhibiting artist since 1947 and has

had exhibitions of his work throughout the state .

His work is in the collections of the Museum of

Fine Arts, Houston, the Longview Museum, the

San Antonio Fine Arts Association, and many

public and private collections. Although his

main interest has been in painting the Texas

landscape, he is also interested in primitive rug

hooking, quilting and ceramics. A request to

create faux oysters for Yuletide at Bayou Bend

in 1989 has lead to a business of creating

artificial foods that are chemically safe for

museum display. His company is called Faux Foods

and can be seen on the internet at


With his artist wife, Leila McConnell, he spends

as much time as possible at their home in the

Texas hill country in Ingram, Texas on the

banks of the Guadalupe River---especially every

full moon.


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