Dame Louise Henderson Collection

Born in Paris in 1902, Louise Henderson attended classes in embroidery, lace design, drawing and design and the history of art and craft at the School of Industrial Arts in Paris from 1921–27. She emigrated to New Zealand in 1925 and took a position as an instructor in embroidery and design at the Canterbury School of Art in 1926. She received an Honorary Diploma of Fine Arts in 1931. She first exhibited with The Group in 1935, and spent sometime painting with Rita Angus in Christchurch.
In 1948, Henderson visited John Weeks’ studio for the first time, and she moved to Auckland in 1950. Henderson returned to study art in Europe in 1952 and trained with Jean Metzinger in Paris at Atelier Frochot.
In the 1993 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Henderson was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to art.

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