Biographical information submitted by Deitre Weismiller, a friend of the artist:"Philip painted in watercolor and oils, and also sketched many nudes. He drew in charcoal, pencil and ink. His subject matter included landscapes, but his favorite subject was nudes. He did produce many
landscape sketches of Mexican communities. He also made some portraits. Sadly, many of his works, particularly most of his life's sketches, were lost when his home was cleaned out after he died."
Henderson was born April 6, 1911, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Dwight and Edith Long Henderson. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. He was an art teacher, teaching at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, before coming to Kansas University in 1953. He became an assistant professor at Kansas University in 1956 and an associate professor in 1963. He retired from Kansas University in 1980.
One piece of his artwork was invited to be shown at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
He was a member and past president of the Kansas Federation of Art.
Philip L. Henderson died Sunday, July 12, 1998 at his home in Lawrence, Kansas.
Obituary. Lawrence Journal -World, Tuesday, July 14, 1998