De Henriquez was an internationally known sculptor,with numerous
public and private commissions.The list of sitters is long and
eminent, starting with Giovanni Cuomo and Carlo Levi, proceeding
through Igor Stravinsky, Augustus John, Margot Fonteyn, Laurence
Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Sibyl Thorndike, Shirley Bassey, Wilfred
Thesiger, Odette Churchill, Field Marshal Auchinleck, and including
President Kennedy, Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, Shigeru
Yoshida of Japan, and the Queen Mother.
these prestigious but essentially breadwinning works, Fiore's
creative career ranged widely over six decades. It encompasses
carved crucifixions and pietàs done in the fraught conditions
of occupied Italy, expressionistic masks of ragged metal, joyful
life-size leaping dolphins, and figures of famished mothers
that speak of pity and anger over starvation in Europe and Africa.
Fiore died peacefully on 5th June 2004 only a few weeks short
of her 83rd birthday.