Sean Henry b. 1965

Sean Henry has exhibited with Osborne Samuel since 2001. Born in Woking, England in 1965, Henry graduated from Bristol Polytechnic in 1987. He had his first solo exhibition in London in 1988 and was visiting artist at the University of California in 1990/1991. He was the first sculptor to win the Villiers David Prize in 1998 and his work is regularly exhibited by galleries in London, New York and throughout Europe, and can be seen in public collections in the UK, Sweden, and the USA.

Henry’ s public works include 4 works in Woking town centre, ‘Walking Man’ in London’ s Holland Park (2000) and ‘Man With Potential Selves’ in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2003). In 2007 he completed Couple – the UK’ s first permanent offshore sculpture, a critically acclaimed 13m high and 20m wide painted bronze and steel sculpture located 300 meters off the coast of Northumberland, at Newbiggin Bay. In 2008 the headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank in the City of London became the permanent home for a nine-figure installation, located in the building’ s main atrium.

Recent exhibitions include Face to Face: The Figurative Art of Sean Henry, at The Lightbox Museum & Gallery in  Woking, Conflux – a solo show in 2011 of twenty polychrome sculptures in and around Salisbury Cathedral. Recent additions to his public works include the installation of Walking Woman at Ekebergparken in Oslo, Norway (2013) and Lying Man at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Michigan, USA (2011). The first comprehensive survey of Sean Henry’ s work and career was published in 2008, a 160 page monograph written by Tom Flynn, the London-based art historian. Henry is married with three children and lives and works in Wiltshire, England.... read more

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Sean Henry Sculpture


Sean Henry: Drift, 2023

The Turn

Sean Henry: The Turn, 2023

Untitled (John)

Sean Henry: Untitled (John), 2023

Untitled (Self Portrait)

Sean Henry: Untitled (Self Portrait), 2023

Bella with Frisbee

Sean Henry: Bella with Frisbee, 2020


Sean Henry: Cradle, 2020

Have  You Ever

Sean Henry: Have You Ever, 2020

Lying Man

Sean Henry: Lying Man, 2020

Staring at the Sun

Sean Henry: Staring at the Sun, 2020

Walla Walla

Sean Henry: Walla Walla, 2020

Standing Man (Frank)

Sean Henry: Standing Man (Frank), 2019


Sean Henry: Hedda, 2018

Maquette for Seated Figure

Sean Henry: Maquette for Seated Figure, 2018

Standing Man (TG)

Sean Henry: Standing Man (TG), 2018

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Sean Henry: You Don’t Know How It Feels, 2018

Seated Man

Sean Henry: Seated Man, 2017

Seated Figure

Sean Henry: Seated Figure, 2016

Standing Man (KL)

Sean Henry: Standing Man (KL), 2016

The Dinner Table

Sean Henry: The Dinner Table, 2015


Sean Henry: LM, 2014

The Way It Will Be

Sean Henry: The Way It Will Be, 2014


Sean Henry: Sleeper, 2013


Sean Henry: TBTF, 2013

The Way It Is

Sean Henry: The Way It Is, 2012

Seated Man

Sean Henry: Seated Man, 2011

John (Standing)

Sean Henry: John (Standing), 2010

Man in a White Shirt

Sean Henry: Man in a White Shirt, 2010

Standing Man

Sean Henry: Standing Man, 2007

Seated Figure from You’re not the Same

Sean Henry: Seated Figure from You’re not the Same, 2006


Sean Henry: T.P.O.L.R., 2002

Ben (Ideas Resolved)

Sean Henry: Ben (Ideas Resolved), 2001

Man of Honour

Sean Henry: Man of Honour, 1999