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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 Paul Joyce - NPG x13432

Henry Moore

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, October 1975
NPG x13432

Henry Moore, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15111

Henry Moore

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 28 September 1977
NPG x15111

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

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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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