Henry Towneley Green was born in Hampstead, England, in 1836. He was an English watercolour painter and illustrator who exhibited from 1855 at the Royal Academy and the New Society of Painters in Watercolours until his death in 1899.
He became a member of the New Watercolour Society in 1879. Henry was the brother of Charles Green R.I. (1840–1898), a leading illustrator for The Graphic, a British weekly-illustrated newspaper. The two brothers produced illustrations for notable literary publications such as Once a Week, and the Cornhill Magazine, edited by English novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray.
Green’s works are held in numerous private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.