Adrian Henri was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1932. He studied for a B.A. in Fine Arts at the University of Durham, which he received in 1955.
He has exhibited paintings both nationally and internationally; his first major London exhibition was held at the Intitute of Contemporary Arts in 1968, and he was awarded the £2000 John Moores prize for painting in 1972.
In 1967 he formed the poetry/rock group Liverpool Scene.
He now works as a full-time writer end performer of his own work, both with and without music. Two LPs of Henri reading his own work are available from Counterpoint Records.