Henry Rushbury was born near Birmingham. He studied at the Birmingham College of Art and, after working as an assistant to the artist Henry Payne, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. He was appointed an Official War Artist in both World Wars and was keeper of the Royal Academy from 1949 to 1964. The greatest influence on his work was Muirhead Bone. He produced consistently technically excellent works, using diamond-point, burin and burr, of carefully observed and studied architecture.

Further reading:
Kenneth Guichard, British Etchers 1850-1940, Robin Garton, London 1977