Henderson Cisz is, quite simply, the quintessential artist of urban style. Like the cities he paints, his artworks represent a meeting place between the traditional and the contemporary; for while they are classic examples of a long-established genre, their interpretation and execution places them firmly in the 21st century.
Born in Brazil in 1960, Henderson began to paint seriously in his teens. He gained something of a reputation locally and by the mid-1980s had decided to take up painting full-time, and leave South America behind. His first stop was London. Friends advised him to try his works on a corner of Shaftesbury Avenue where he began painting portraits of passing tourists. Such was his success that Henderson started to spend every dry day there, but after a while, the art he produced was just too good for a makeshift gallery near Covent Garden, and so he decided to brave the railings of the Bayswater Road instead. This turned out to be a defining moment for his career, and his paintings began to sell for hundreds of pounds, rapidly drawing a following of serious collectors.
25 years later, Henderson is an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning artist working from a stunning riverside studio in London, the city that has become his home.
Exhibiting his work all over the world, Henderson enjoys a large following of individual and corporate collectors and has received an impressive range of accolades and awards including the John Solomon Trophy and Artist of the Year in 2007.