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Henry Moore

2 of 87 portraits of Henry Moore

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh, 1949 - NPG P251 - © Karsh / Camera Press

© Karsh / Camera Press

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
39 in. x 29 1/2 in. (990 mm x 749 mm)
Given by Yousuf Karsh, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG P251


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Sitterback to top

  • Henry Moore (1898-1986), Sculptor. Sitter in 87 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Photographer. Artist associated with 155 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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The work of Henry Moore, the major British sculptor of the twentieth century, was largely based on the human form, and ranged from large-scale public commissions to small bronzes. He is also known for his air-raid shelter drawings made during the Second World War. For this portrait, Karsh photographed Moore in his studio at Hoglands, his home in Perry Green, Hertfordshire. In the background is the full-size plaster mould for his Family Group (1948-9), the first of his large works to be conceived as a bronze instead of being directly carved from the material.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 255
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 438