Who was Frederick D. de Henwood?

He was a British artist and sculptor born in Gloucestershire. He created the Stations of the Cross in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R.C. Church in Forest Hills as well as the altar panels.

According to a New York Times article dated October 21, 1931, de Henwood was also married in our church. He wedded Margaret Mary MacDonald in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church on October 20, 1931, “with the Rev. Joseph McLaughlin, the pastor, performing the nuptial mass with the assistance of the Right Rev. William Murphy of Philadelphia.” Mary MacDonald was the sister of George MacDonald, Papal Marquis, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael MacDonald of Forest Hills. De Henwood was known for having “painted portraits and made busts of many prominent Americans, including several members of the du Pont family.” He was 59 years old at the time of the wedding and made his home in Washington DC, before and after his marriage.

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