Henry Cockburn

About the artist

Henry is an artist and the co-author of the best-seller Henry’s Demons, a Father and Son’s Journey Out of Madness which describes Henry’s experiences in mental hospital. He was born in London on 4th January 1982 and grew up in Canterbury though he also spent time in Moscow and Washington. While a student at King’s School, Canterbury he won the Pfizer Award for young artists in 1999 and later went to Wimbledon Art College and Brighton University.

While at Brighton in 2002 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002 and spent eight years in mental hospitals. He continued to paint and in 2008 published an account of his experiences in The Independent newspaper. This article became the basis Henry’s Demons, written with his father Patrick Cockburn, which was published in the UK and Britain in 2011. Highly praised by reviewers in Britain and the US, the book was short-listed for the Costa prize and dramatised as a radio play on BBC4.

Henry left mental hospital in 2011 and currently lives in Canterbury, Kent. Henry completed a B.A. in Fine Art at the University for Creative Arts in Canterbury in 2016.

Buttermarket
Oil
Size Unframed: 650mm x 660mm
 POA

Canterbury Cathedral
Oil
Size Unframed: 650mm x 660mm
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Mercery lane
Oil
Size Framed: 650mm x 660mm
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Dane John
Oil
Size Unframed: 760mm x 600mm
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The Weavers Bridge
Oil
Size Unframed: 1220mm x 910mm
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City Life
Oil
Size Framed: 1220mm x 910mm
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Westgate Towers
Oil
Size Unframed: 650mm x 660mm
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St Margaret’s Street
Oil
Size Unframed: 760mm x 600mm
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Bird’s Eye View of the Bus Station
Gouache
Size Framed: 930mm x 700mm
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Mercery Lane
Pastel
Size framed: 640mm x 510mm
 SOLD

Guildhall Street
Pastel
Size Mounted: 685mm x 535mm
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Canterbury Cathedral
Pastel
Size Mounted: 580mm x 490mm
SOLD

Dane John Fountain
Pastel
Size Mounted: 690mm x 500mm
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Canterbury High Street
Pencil
Size Mounted: 680mm x 530mm
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Westgate Gardens
Pastel
Size Mounted: 680mm x 530mm
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Dane John Mound
Pencil
Size Mounted: 650mm x 510mm
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Castle Street
Pastel
Size Mounted: 540mm x 620mm
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Cafe Scene
Pastel
Size Mounted: 680mm x 530mm
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St Peter’s Lane
Pastel
Size Framed: 700mm x 540mm
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Boating on the River
Pastel
Size Mounted: 700mm x 540mm
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Bird’s Eye View of St Peter’s
Gouache
Size Framed: 930mm x 700mm
 POA

Bustling Weavers
Pastel
Size Framed: 700mm x 540mm
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St Margaret’s Street
Pastel
Size Framed: 700mm x 540mm
 POA

The Buttermarket
Pastel
Size Framed: 560mm x 660mm
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The Beaney
Pastel
Size Framed: 560mm x 600mm
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A River Cruise
Pastel
Size Framed: 970mm x 720mm
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Cathedral at Night
Pastel
Size Framed: 920mm x 700mm
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The Christ Church Gate
Pastel
Size Framed: 990mm x 730mm
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