Henry Moore(1898-1986), Sculptor
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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.
Watch a film clip on the sculptor from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
- Blue plaque, 11a Parkhill Road, Belsize Park, London NW3 2YH
- Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
- Henry Moore Audio Guide transcript of National Sound Archive recording
- Henry Moore in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
- Hull University Art Collection, East Yorkshire
- Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Edinburgh, Scotland
- The Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
- Wakefield Art Gallery, West Yorkshire
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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