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Nigel Graeme Henderson

(1917-1985), Artist and photographer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
Nigel Henderson was a well-established and well-respected artist of the 1950s, described by David Sylvester as 'a seminal figure in post-war British art' and 'an artist who took photographs'. His work later fell into obscurity but a revival of interest began with two exhibitions in 1977, a retrospective at Kettle's Yard, and a show at Anthony d'Offay Gallery. Further exhibitions culminated in a major touring retrospective in 2001, and the publication of a monograph Nigel Henderson: Parallel of Life and Art (2001), which covered his multi-faceted career of creating experimental works with photographs and collages, as well as taking portraits and documentary photographs in the East End.

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Nigel Graeme Henderson ('With Egg On My Face'), by Nigel Graeme Henderson - NPG 7016

Nigel Graeme Henderson ('With Egg On My Face')

by Nigel Graeme Henderson
hand-coloured photo collage mounted on board, 1980
NPG 7016

Anthony Caro, by Nigel Graeme Henderson - NPG x4113

Anthony Caro

by Nigel Graeme Henderson
bromide print, 1955-1956
NPG x4113

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