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1964/7 Tessa Henderson

Portrait head


The sitter was the daughter of William Henderson, architect (1964/8)

Modelled in 4 sittings from 25/1/1964 to 15/3/1964

TESSA HENDERSON is an artist with three strings to her bow. The daughter of the architect Bill Henderson, she studied at the Royal College of Art under Sir Hugh Casson. She then became a house portraitist and for the last twenty-five years she has built a reputation for herself by drawing portraits of buildings of all sorts – from cottages to castles.

Having been attracted by working in pastel when a student, Tessa started to work in it more seriously in the 1980s. She occasionally exhibits her pastel paintings – mostly landscapes – which she does when needing a change from drawing buildings.

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