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Henry Moore

(1898-1986), Sculptor

Sitter in 98 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 Giacometti, 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
NPG 4687

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

Henry Moore

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

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 x2038

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x2038

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 x125631

Henry Moore

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

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 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 Mark Gerson - NPG x21394

Henry Moore

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, September 1960
NPG x21394

Henry Moore, by Unknown photographer - NPG x21395

Henry Moore

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1960
NPG x21395

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 Sport & General Press Agency Ltd - NPG x182388

Henry Moore

by Sport & General Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 8 February 1961
NPG x182388

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; Marino Marini, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125211

Henry Moore; Marino Marini

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1965
NPG x125211

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 Paul Joyce - NPG x13415

Henry Moore

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

Henry Moore; Arnold Newman, by Arnold Newman - NPG x26339

Henry Moore; Arnold Newman

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG x26339

Henry Moore, after Sir David Low - NPG D43335

Henry Moore

after Sir David Low
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 21 May 1949
NPG D43335

Henry Moore, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17948(5)

Henry Moore

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1970s?
NPG D17948(5)

Henry Moore, by Edgar Holloway - NPG D37804

Henry Moore

by Edgar Holloway
etching, 1978
NPG D37804

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Henry Moore

by Lee Miller
modern archival-toned gelatin silver print from original negative, 1943
NPG P1083

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Henry Moore

by Irving Penn
gelatin silver print, 1950
NPG P1400

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Henry Moore

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 February 1964
NPG P1956

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

by Henry Moore
charcoal, black biro, brown pastel, carbon line and gouache, 1982
NPG 5694

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x2037

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11229

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11230

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11231

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11232

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11233

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11234

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11235

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11236

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11237

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