Henry Edward Bedford

Henry Edward Bedford (1860–1932) was an American painter and sculptor who expected the four-faced clock upon top of the instruction booth located in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
As a painter, Henry E. Bedford was best known for his studies of the Maine coast. The American Art Annual reported Bedford's rapid demise on October 29, 1932 on the train ride from Maine to Brooklyn. The death notice avowed that "… he was especially loving of reproducing the scenery of Maine, and his landscapes and marines won him much praise from critics…" Henry E. Bedford is listed in key art insinuation publications such as Who Was Who in American Art and was a member of the Salmagundi Club. He also can be found online upon Askart.com and Artprice.com.

The Bedford intimates had a long history in the clock and watch industry. Alfred Bedford, Henry's father, was a "member of the native Tiffany and Company and the London representative of the Waltham Watch Company." Henry E. Bedford, along gone his uncle, Edward T. Bedford, and his brother, Alfred C. Bedford, were executives of the Self Winding Clock Company. Henry E. Bedford reportedly retired from the company in the mid 1920s. His obituary in the American Art Annual confirmed that Henry Bedford designed "several other large clocks" in supplement to the well-known one in Grand Central Terminal. His death personal ad in The New York Times, notes "he meant the clock in the Grand Central Station and several extra large clocks here [New Haven, CT] and in additional cities."

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