Henry Wilfrid Deville (1871 - 1939)
Architect and etcher Henry Wilfrid Deville was born in Nantes, France. He pursued studies in etching with Henry Winslow in New York in 1907 and, upon his return to France the following year, with Louis Auguste Lepêre. He traveled regularly between New York and France during the pre-World War I years. After serving in the French army, he returned to architecture. His etchings are predominately architectural views and cityscapes. He exhibited his work in both new York and Paris, and his work is held by numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the New York Historical Society, and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. He died in France.