Henri Goetz (1909-1989) was a well-known French American painter and printmaker. He was born in New York City and studied art at the Grand Central School of Art in NYC. In July 1930 he left America to go to Paris and studied for two years variously at the Académie Colarossi, the Académie Julian and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. After coming home to the USA for a year he returned to Paris in 1934 and re-enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière where in 1935 he met the Javanese artist Christine Boumeester. They married after a relatively short courtship. During World War II Goetz and his wife worked with the French Resistance. In 1947 Goetz was the subject of a short film by Alain Resnais for the Musée National d'Art Moderne titled ‘Portrait de Henri Goetz’. For about ten years from 1949 Goetz taught art firstly at Académie Ranson and then at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière before founding the Académie Goetz. During the 1950s Goetz and his wife illustrated books and they focused on printmaking, she on lithography and Goetz on etching. Goetz invented carborundum printmaking during the 1960s. Christine Goetz died in 1971 and Henri Goetz died in Nice by suicide in 1989. His work is represented in more than 100 galleries worldwide.