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Heinz Henghes

Heinz Henghes left his home in Hamburg as a 17-year-old stowaway on a boat to America. His career as an artist began in New York after he met Isamu Noguchi. He returned to Europe in 1932 and after working and exhibiting in Italy and France, he moved to London. He mixed in avant-garde circles and after the war, lived between France and England. Collections holding his work include MoMA; Wakefield Art Museum; the Royal Academy; and the British Museum.

Many of the works here were included in Heinz Henghes (1906-1975): A Retrospective at England & Co in 2006.

BIOGRAPHY   
 Drawings & works on paper   


Sculpture



Sunbathers - Details


Sunbathers 1946
6.5 inches high x 15 inches long
Terracotta

Farmer and Wife - Details


Farmer and Wife c 1946
23 inches high
Terracotta

MADONNA AND CHILD - Details


MADONNA AND CHILD 1950
70.5 inches high
Carved Sicilian marble

Three Cones - Details


Three Cones c 1968
19.5 inches high
Polished bronze

Private collection



Torso - Details


Torso c 1958

Polished and patinated plaster 25 inches high

Private collection



Sunbather - Details


Sunbather c 1957
10.25 x 39 x 11 inches
Carved stone on stone base

Private collection



The Family of Man - Details


The Family of Man 1954
16 x 16 x 7.25 inches
Plaster maquette

Group - Details


Group 1953
19 inches high (only two figures survive)
Plaster maquette for the Unknown Political Prisoner Competition

Untitled - Details


Untitled c 1938-39
8.25 x 13.75 x 10.5 inches
Limestone mounted above a stone base

The Bride - Details


The Bride Original title Guda 1939

Carved red sandstone

Wakefield Art Gallery collection, Yorkshire.