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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


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.