Ben Uri collection

Hampstead Heath

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 c. 1954

Object type painting

Medium oil on paper

Materials and techniques oil (medium) painting (technique) paper (support)

Unframed 48 x 59 cm

Framed 67 x 78 cm

Signed signed (lower right) 'Sanders'

Acquisition purchased for Ben Uri 1954

Accession number 1987-358

Display status not on display

Selected exhibition history

1954 Studio Group Exhibition

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