About Bill Henderson

William Henderson

Born 12 February 1941, Ringmer, Sussex.

Died 26 September 2019, Beckenham, Kent

William, later known as Bill, studied at Brighton College of Art from 1959-1963, and at the Slade School of Art from 1963-1965.

From 1965-1981, he was visiting tutor at Winchester School of Art, Chelsea College of Art and at the Faculty of Fine Art, South Glamorgan Institute, Cardiff.

From 1981-2002, he was a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

Bill Henderson has paintings in many public collections including Tate Britain, the V&A, the Arts Council of England, The Contemporary Art Society, The European Parliament and The Qingdao Art Museum, China.

During his career as an artist he exhibited in shows such as the Hayward Annual, the Serpentine Summer Show, The Royal Academy Summer Shows and the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition. His paintings have been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe.



2007 2nd Prize – St Cuthberts Mill Award. (Sanderson/Bockingford)
1987 Athena Art Award – Barbican Art Gallery
1983 Prize Winner – Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts 4th Annual Exhibition
1979 Major Award – Mention Speciale – 11eme Festival de la Peinture, Cagnes- sur- Mer Nice France.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Bankside Gallery, London
2007 APT Gallery Deptford London
1983 Mid-term Retrospective Arnolfini Gallery Bristol
1982 Birksted Gallery New York
1982 Birksted Gallery London
1980 Birksted Gallery London
1979 Birksted Gallery London

Group Exhibitions

2012 New Possibilities: Abstract Paintings from the Seventies, The Piper Gallery, London 2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2003 Hunting Art Prizes Royal College of Art London
1982 Contemporary Choice, Contemporary Art Society Exhibition Serpentine Art Gallery.

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