Henri Focillon (1881 - March 3, 1943) was a French art historian.
Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. Professor of Art History at the University of Lyon, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, at the Sorbonne, at the Collège de France and then in the United States, where he went into exile and taught at Yale University. Poet, printmaker, and a teacher without equal, Henri Focillon formed generations of art historians including George Kubler. He remains best known for his works on medieval art, most of which were translated into English.
- Vie des formes (1934, "The Life of Forms")
- Éloge de la main
- Benvenuto Cellini
- Art des sculpteurs romans (1932)
- Art d'occident 1 : Moyen Âge roman et gothique
- Art d'occident 2 : Moyen Âge gothique (1938)
- Moyen Age. Survivances et réveils (1943)
- Piero della Francesca (1951)
- L'An mil (1952)
- La peinture au XIXe et XXe siècles (1927-1928, "Painting in the 19th and 20th Centuries")
- De Callot à Lautrec. perspectives de l’art français ("From Callot to Lautrec: Perspectives on French Art")
- Giovanni-battista Piranesi (1918)
- L'art bouddhique (1921, "Buddhist Art")
- Hokusai (1914)