Henry Rothman studied journalism at New York University and art at the Art School of Vienna. He co-founded the 28th Street Artists in 1947, whose members included Zero Mostel, Joseph deMartini, Henry Kallem and others. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Canada, Arkansas Arts Center, Provincetown Art Association and Museum as well as the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction.