Sculptor in clay, plaster, terracotta and bronze, notable for portrait heads and figure groups, these tinged with suffering and heroism. She was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, as Daphne Hardy, under which name she at first worked, marrying the designer F H K Henrion in 1947. Hardy Henrion left school at 14 and studied privately in the Netherlands for a year with Marian Gobius and Albert Termote in 1931, having been educated in The Hague since 1923. Attended Royal Academy Schools, 1934–7. Aged 20 she won the Gold Medal and Travelling Scholarship which took her to France and Italy for two years. When the Munich Crisis occurred she escaped from France by ship. She was a member of the Cambridge Society of Painters & Sculptors, 1980–95, also RBS.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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