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Henry Moore (1898-1986), Sculptor

Sitter in 87 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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D37804

Henry Moore

by Edgar Holloway
etching, 1978
NPG D37804

P1083

Henry Moore

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

P1400

Henry Moore

by Irving Penn
gelatin silver print, 1950
NPG P1400

P1956

Henry Moore

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 6 February 1964
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1956

5694

Henry Moore

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

x11229

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11229

x11230

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11230

x11231

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11231

x11232

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11232

x11233

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11233

x11234

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11234

x11235

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11235

x11236

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11236

x11237

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11237

x11238

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11238

x11239

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11239

x11240

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
35mm negative, 1944
NPG x11240

x22447

Henry Moore

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

x39482

Henry Moore

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