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Henry Lawrence Faulkner (November 28, 1924December 5, 1981) was a Kentucky-born artist and poet known as an eccentric rebel and bohemian. Faulkner is best known for his wildly colorful oil paintings and eccentric acts, including his bringing a bourbon-drinking goat to parties and art shows.

He was a close friend of Tennessee Williams, who called him "a creative poet and artist." Faulkner died in a car accident in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 5, 1981. He was buried in Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Holland, Allen County.

In 2014, the Faulkner Morgan Archive, Inc. was created, in part, to help preserve Henry Faulkner's legacy.