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Henry Moore

(1898-1986), Sculptor

Sitter in 93 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Moore is one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century, whose works feature in more public places around the world than any other sculptor in history. Born in Yorkshire, the son of a coal miner, Moore studied at Leeds School of Art and the Royal College of Art (1921-4) where he later taught. Influenced by non-Western art and the work of Alberto Giacommetti, Hans Arp and Pablo Picasso, he is best known for his sculptures in marble, wood and bronze that explore the human form. He also made significant drawings in the 1940s of coal miners and also people sheltering from the London blitz in underground stations. The Henry Moore Centre for the study of sculpture is based in Leeds.

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Henry Moore, by Robert Lyon - NPG 6625

Henry Moore

by Robert Lyon
pencil, 1923
NPG 6625

Henry Moore, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(256)

Henry Moore

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(256)

Henry Moore, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(253)

Henry Moore

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(253)

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P251

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P251

Henry Moore, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(254)

Henry Moore

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(254)

Henry Moore, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(255)

Henry Moore

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(255)

Henry Moore, by John Hedgecoe - NPG P774

Henry Moore

by John Hedgecoe
bromide print, circa 1953-1960
NPG P774

Henry Moore, by Marino Marini - NPG 4687

Henry Moore

by Marino Marini
bronze head, 1962
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4687

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(51)

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1973
NPG P490(51)

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(52)

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1973
NPG P490(52)

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1210

Henry Moore

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 29 October 1976
NPG P1210

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1211

Henry Moore

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 29 October 1976
NPG P1211

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1212

Henry Moore

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 29 October 1976
NPG P1212

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1213

Henry Moore

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 29 October 1976
NPG P1213

Henry Moore, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(25)

Henry Moore

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(25)

Henry Moore, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14148

Henry Moore

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1940s
NPG x14148

Henry Moore, by Howard Coster - NPG x2037

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x2037

Henry Moore, by Howard Coster - NPG x2038

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x2038

Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39487

Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1946
NPG x39487

Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39488

Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1946
NPG x39488

Henry Moore, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30048

Henry Moore

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x30048

Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39480

Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39480

Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39481

Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39481

Irina Anatolia Moore (née Radetzki); Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39489

Irina Anatolia Moore (née Radetzki); Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39489

Henry Moore; Mary Moore; Irina Anatolia Moore (née Radetzki), by Francis Goodman - NPG x39492

Henry Moore; Mary Moore; Irina Anatolia Moore (née Radetzki)

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39492

Henry Moore; Mary Moore; Irina Anatolia Moore (née Radetzki), by Francis Goodman - NPG x39494

Henry Moore; Mary Moore; Irina Anatolia Moore (née Radetzki)

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39494

Henry Moore, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125628

Henry Moore

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 3 October 1950
NPG x125628

Henry Moore, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125629

Henry Moore

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 3 October 1950
NPG x125629

Henry Moore, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125630

Henry Moore

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 3 October 1950
NPG x125630

Henry Moore, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125631

Henry Moore

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 3 October 1950
NPG x125631

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x13791

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x13791

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88723

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88723

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88726

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88726

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88727

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88727

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88728

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88728

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88729

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88729

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88730

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88730

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x132994

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x132994

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x134700

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x134700

Henry Moore, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40286

Henry Moore

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 3 May 1954
NPG x40286

Henry Moore, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x90679

Henry Moore

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, August 1955
NPG x90679

Henry Moore, by Peter Keen - NPG x36001

Henry Moore

by Peter Keen
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x36001

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x13792

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x13792

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88725

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88725

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88731

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88731

Henry Moore, by Mark Gerson - NPG x21394

Henry Moore

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, September 1960
NPG x21394

Henry Moore, by Ida Kar - NPG x88724

Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x88724

Ida Kar; Henry Moore and two unknown sitters, by Ida Kar - NPG x134701

Ida Kar; Henry Moore and two unknown sitters

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, March 1960
NPG x134701

Henry Moore; Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134702

Henry Moore; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, March 1960
NPG x134702

Henry Moore; Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134703

Henry Moore; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, March 1960
NPG x134703

Henry Moore, by Universal Pictorial Press and Agency Ltd - NPG x182391

Henry Moore

by Universal Pictorial Press and Agency Ltd
bromide press print, September 1960
NPG x182391

Henry Moore, by Mark Gerson - NPG x182392

Henry Moore

by Mark Gerson
bromide press print, November 1960
NPG x182392

Henry Moore; Marino Marini, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125211

Henry Moore; Marino Marini

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1960s
NPG x125211

Henry Moore, by Associated Press - NPG x182389

Henry Moore

by Associated Press
bromide press print, 28 April 1961
NPG x182389

Henry Moore, by Walter Bird - NPG x166849

Henry Moore

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 26 November 1963
NPG x166849

Henry Moore, by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski - NPG x13737

Henry Moore

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1964
NPG x13737

Henry Moore, by Godfrey Argent, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x182390

Henry Moore

by Godfrey Argent, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 2 June 1970
NPG x182390

Henry Moore, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21943

Henry Moore

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 June 1970
NPG x21943

Henry Moore, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165724

Henry Moore

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 June 1970
NPG x165724

Henry Moore, by Paul Joyce - NPG x13415

Henry Moore

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, October 1975
NPG x13415

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