Edward Lamson Henry (1841 – 1919) was an American genre painter.

He studied painting in New York and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

He lived for two years in Paris where he was student of Gustave Courbet.

He took part to the American Civil War and many of his works were inspired by his experiences.

He is considered as a painter of colonial and early American themes of rural life, but also of the industrialization, urbanization and immigration of his time.