UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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John Henderson, 1860-1924

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1860
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 1924
Place of Death: Busby, near Glasgow

Identity:

John Henderson was a Glasgow artist. His father Joseph Henderson was also a painter, who specialised in portrait, genre, landscape and coastal scenes, as was his brother, Joseph Morris Henderson, was known as a painter of landscapes.

Life:

Henderson was active exhibiting between 1884 and 1924, showing at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery.

In 1892 JW was approached by Mary Newton Mann about contributing a sketch to an album of watercolours and black and white drawings in order to raise 400 guineas for Queen Margaret College in Glasgow. Henderson was among those who had already promised his assistance (#03987).

Bibliography:

Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.