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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.

 Drawings & works on paper   


Sunbathers - Details

Sunbathers 1946

6.5 inches high x 15 inches long

Farmer and Wife - Details

Farmer and Wife c 1946

23 inches high



Carved Sicilian marble
70.5 inches high

Three Cones - Details

Three Cones c 1968

Polished bronze
19.5 inches high


Private collection

Torso - Details

Torso c 1958

Polished and patinated plaster 25 inches high


Private collection

Sunbather - Details

Sunbather c 1957

Carved stone on stone base
10.25 x 39 x 11 inches


Private collection

The Family of Man - Details

The Family of Man 1954

Plaster maquette
16 x 16 x 7.25 inches

Group - Details

Group 1953

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

Untitled - Details

Untitled c 1938-39

Limestone mounted above a stone base
8.25 x 13.75 x 10.5 inches

The Bride - Details

The Bride Original title Guda 1939

Carved red sandstone


Wakefield Art Gallery collection, Yorkshire.