Bill Henderson was born in Ringmer, Sussex in 1941. He studied at Brighton College of Art from 1959-1963, and at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1963-1965.

From 1965 - 1981, Bill was a visiting tutor at Winchester School of Art, Chelsea College of Art and at the Faculty of Fine Art, South Glamorgan Institute, Cardiff. 1981 - 2002: Senior Lecturer B.A. Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

Bill has paintings in public collections including the Arts Council of England, the Contemporary Art Society, Tate Britain, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

He has exhibited in major shows such as the Hayward Annual, the Serpentine Summer Show, and the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition. His paintings have been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. He has also shown regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.

Bill lives and works in London and is an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society and a member of the London Group.