Henry Augustus Ferguson was an American artist who travelled extensively in the course of painting his landscapes. His works are considered to be of the Hudson River school but evolved during the course of his career to encompass elements unique to the artist.
His style changed over the years from one which exhibited the characteristic attention to the smallest details exhibited by practitioners of the Hudson River School's conventions to one more concerned with the subtleties of light and a style possessed of a skillful and sensitive element of luminism.
He travelled to Europe and Africa, Mexico and South American to paint during his lifetime. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and the Century Association.
The venues at which his works where exhibited included many of the most prestigious institutions such as the National Academy of Design, the Century Association, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine arts.
Henry August Ferguson died quite suddenly after suffering for only a few days with pneumonia. He was known for being a healthy man but, shortly before his death, his health had been in steep decline. At the time of his death, his exact birthday was unknown.