Fiore 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.

Alongside 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.

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