Nigel Henderson | the artist




The artist Nigel Henderson
Born April 1 1917, London, England.
Died May 15 1985 Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, England.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Collage,

One of the founding members of the Independent Group. He was a documentary and experimental photographer and artist. The Independent Group was a highly significant collection of writers, thinkers and creative practitioners which met at the ICA from 1952-5. Most often valorised as the fathers of pop, the broader contribution of the Independent Group to critical thinking and creative practice about visual culture has been underrated.


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Nigel Henderson
Works in the TATE collection.

Nigel Henderson
In Between Concept, Practice and Discipline
The Legacy of the Independent Group

about Nigel Henderson
Whilst a student at the Slade, Henderson met with future Independent Group members, Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull. It was through Hendersonís contacts that Paolozzi came to hold his first, solo show at the Mayor Gallery in 1947 and Henderson visited Paolozzi frequently when he was living in Paris from 1947-9. At the Slade Henderson also met Richard Hamilton, and introduced him to Duchampís Green Box…

Nigel Henderson
Head of a man. photographic collage

Nigel Henderson
Henderson was the main link between pre-war Surrealism and the generation of post-war artists in the Independent Group. Hendersonís mother, Wyn Henderson ran the Guggenheim Jeune Gallery in London in the late 1930ís.

Nigel Henderson
Willy Call-Up

Nigel Henderson
Southwold 1

Nigel Henderson
Nigel Henderson (1917-1985), rightly described by his contemporary Richard Hamilton as “a great conduit of ideas and information”, is today described by the National Galleries of Scotland as “one of the most influential figures of post-war British art”.



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