Born 1955, died 2007. Raised in St. Croix and the daughter of Fritz Henle, Maria Henle studied art in Florence, Italy and lived in New York for twelve years devoting herself to fine art printmaking. Her color etchings were created in New York’s Printmaking Workshop Inc. between 1980 and 1992 - when she returned to her Island Home. The etchings have been exhibited in both one-person and group shows across the US and internationally. They are in numerous private and corporate collections, among them the Metropolitan Life, Bank of America, Delta Airlines, US Airways, Time Inc. and the University of Texas. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship for her graphic work in 1986. Maria was an avid environmentalist and traveler. Her love of wild places and passion for creating large landscape paintings took her to many remote regions in the Andes, Mexico, Nepal, Iceland and throughout the Caribbean. Kathy and Maria met at the Printmaking Workshop Inc. Kathy was Maria's printer in 1986.