Ben Uri collection


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

Date 1953

Object type drawing

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 54.6 x 65 cm

Framed 69.5 x 79.4 cm

Signed signed and dated, bottom right: H. Sanders 53

Acquisition gift from Jane Stuckey

Accession number 2002-86

Display status not on display

Sanders’ urgent, frenzied brush strokes reflect his background in German Expressionism in this light and colour-filled composition. Throughout his career he travelled widely, particularly in the Mediterranean, where this vibrant landscape was probably observed.


drawing | pastoral

Selected exhibition history

1947 Spring Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Contemporary Jewish Artists

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