Ben Uri collection

Monkeys at London Zoo

Artist information

Name Henry Sanders (1918-1982)

Other name Helmut Saloman

Born Dresden, Germany

Died London, England

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Sanders was born Helmuth Saloman, in Dresden, Germany in 1918. After Hitler rose to power he left Germany in 1933 and travelled to Holland and then England, where he studied at Hornsey College of Art from 1935-39, returning to study under Russell Reave and John Moody in 1945. During the Second World War, Sanders was interned as an ‘enemy alien’ in Canada, and drew prodigiously while in the camp. Afterwards, he returned to England, exhibiting at galleries including the Ben Uri, the Obelisk Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the Redfern Gallery and Roland Browse & Delbanco and with The London Group. As well as a painter of landscapes, figures and animals, he was also a lithographer and lino-cutter.

Object Details

Object type drawing

Medium black crayon on paper

Materials and techniques crayon (medium) paper (support)

Unframed 53 x 37 cm

Framed 65.5 x 49 cm

Signed signed, bottom right: H Sanders  

Acquisition purchased in 2002

Accession number 2002-85

Display status not on display


animal | drawing | london | monkey | zoo

Selected exhibition history

1951 Autumn Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings by Contemporary Jewish Artists

1954 Studio Group Exhibition

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