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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 Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11238

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11239

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Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11240

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1946
NPG x22447

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Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39482

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

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39491

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Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39483

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Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39484

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Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39485

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Henry Moore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39486

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

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 June 1948
NPG x39493

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

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

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Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x13791

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Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88723

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Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88726

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Henry Moore

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88727

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