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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 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 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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