Protest paintings by professor emeritus Mike Henderson are
on display online at the Haines Gallery in San Francisco in
Henderson: The Early Years.” This show takes a
look at these early works, inspired by the atmosphere of protest
and possibility Henderson witnessed when he moved to San
Francisco to study at the SF Art Institute. The young artist set
to work producing a breakthrough series of large-scale,
figurative paintings—many of them overtly political.
Mike Henderson, art professor emeritus, has two major exhibitions
in San Francisco this fall. Henderson taught at UC Davis for
30 years before retiring in 2012. Along with being a painter, he
is also a musician and filmmaker.