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© the Henderson estate. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Fertilisation 1963

Nigel Henderson (1917–1985)

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Artist and teacher working in a wide range of media, born in London, who attended Stowe School, 1931–3, then through his mother became connected with the Bloomsbury Group. In 1935–6 studied biology at Chelsea Polytechnic, and was active in the Group Theatre with Rupert Doone and Robert Medley. While assisting Helmut Ruhemann the picture restorer Henderson, with the encouragement of Peggy Guggenheim, developed as a Surrealist painter and collagist, showing at Guggenheim Jeune.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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