Dal Henderson is among the San Joaquin Valley’s most respected and accomplished visual artists. Born in Los Angeles, the artist moved here with his family as a teenager, attended Bullard High School and has lived and worked in Fresno all his adult life. Educated at CSUF where he received his MA in the late 1960s, and subsequently taught art, he remained to help shape the cultural life of the community.
Dal Henderson’s unique work known for its energy, vibrancy and humor, was featured in solo shows at the Fresno Art Museum (1977 and 1997), the Sherry Frumkin Gallery in Santa Monica, the Louise Allrich Gallery in San Francisco, the art gallery of USC, Los Angeles, The University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, and the Gerard John Hayes Gallery in Los Angeles, among others. Besides representation at the Fresno Art Museum over many years, Henderson has been included in group shows at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and the Crocker Gallery in Sacramento to mention only a few. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times and many times in the Fresno Bee. At various times he has been represented by Gerard John Hayes, Louise Allrich, Sherry Frumkin and currently Gallery North in Carmel, California.
Henderson has work in the permanent collections of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the Fresno Art Museum and Kaiser Permanente Hospital, as well as many private and corporate collections throughout California and other states.