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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 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
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4687

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(51)

Henry Moore

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

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

Henry Moore

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

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1210

Henry Moore

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

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1211

Henry Moore

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

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1212

Henry Moore

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

Henry Moore, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1213

Henry Moore

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

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 x2037

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x2037

Henry Moore, by Howard Coster - NPG x2038

Henry Moore

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1944
NPG x2038

Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39487

Henry Moore

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

Henry Moore, by Francis Goodman - NPG x39488

Henry Moore

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

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