Henry Suydam was the brother of James Augustus Suydam. He lived in New York City from about 1859 to 1871 and Geneseo, NY in 1878. He exhibited at the Washington Art Association in 1859 and the National Academy of Design in 1863, 1871, and 1878. James Thomas Flexner in his book That Wilder Image wrote that Suydam painted “rather amateurish canvasses.”
One known New Hampshire painting by Suydam was titled Conway Meadows, signed and dated 1874. He is also known to have painted in the Adirondacks. Mr. Alberts (see References) has seen a painting titled View in the Adirondacks with a label on the back: “near Luzerne, the head waters of the Hudson River called the pot ash kettle … ” The label also states that the painting was executed by “Henry Suydam of New York–December 1884–in his Eighty First year.” This establishes that Suydam was born in 1804 or December, 1803.