Artist biography

Elsie HENDERSON b. 1880

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman and lithographer, chiefly of wild animals. Born 28 May 1880 in Eastbourne. Her mother was an amateur painter and encouraged her to draw. Studied at the Slade School 1903–5 and later in Paris; travelled in Germany and Italy. Studied lithography under Ernest Jackson at the Chelsea Polytechnic 1915, started her own press and became a member of the Senefelder Club, Women's International Art Club, Monarro Group, Society of Graver-Printers in Colour, etc. First exhibition of drawings, prints and sculpture at the Leicester Galleries 1924. Married Baron de Coudenhove 1928 and lived in Guernsey till 1946, then returned to England and settled at Hadlow Down, Sussex. Continued to paint, but made no more prints or sculpture.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I