Henry Clive
(1882 - 1960)

Born Henry O'Hara, Australia. Childhood spent on a sheep ranch outside Melbourne. He left, making his way as a magician. Came to Hollywood and acted in silent films. Early 1920's, began painting Ziegfeld Girls, then big stars (Gloria Swanson, Polga Negri) for promo campaigns (e.g. free lunch boxes for moviegoers). Was art director for Charlie Chaplin productions and even played a villain in City Lights. Pastels for the slicks True Confessions, Screen Play, Theatre and began doing American Weeklies for Hearst, an association that lasted from the '30s to the '50s. His pretty girl pastels also graced many a makeup tin and pencil box. He also did calendar girls. Ad work for Vivadou, Servel Refrigerators. One of the few illustrators not to stay married and tied the knot six times! Clive's paintings are prized by collectors, but are rare, as only a few are known to exist.

American Weekly 24 May 1952 -- Clive, Henry 001



American Weekly 1 February 1942 -- Clive, Henry 002






lA Joyful Eyeful -- Clive, Henry 003






Theatre Magazine 1920 December -- Clive, Henry 004