Henri Edion (1905-1987) was a well-known Austrian born painter mainly in mixed media, gouache and watercolour of stylised figure subjects. He was born in Vienna as Heinrich Edelstein, and became interested in painting due to the influence of the German artist Gert Wollheim, a fellow prisoner held in a Nazi concentration camp. After the war Edion attended L’Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris following which he lived and worked in a number of countries including the USA, Canada and Australia. His work was shown at the Juster Gallery on East 79th Street, New York City 1958, William H Schab Gallery Inc, New York City 1961 and Crane Kalman Gallery, London SW3 in 1962. As a result of his wife’s illness he settled in England we believe circa 1960. After his death a one man show was held at the Crane Kalman Gallery 1993 and at Ben Uri Art Society in north London 1994. Edion lived latterly in west London.