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Henry Moore



Henry Moore

(b Castleford, W. Yorks, 30 July 1898; d Perry Green, Much Hadham, Herts, 31 Aug 1986).

English sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker. Generally acknowledged as the most important British sculptor of the 20th century, he took the human figure as his central subject-matter throughout his career. Although he witnessed revolutionary stylistic changes and the emergence of new sculptural materials during his working life, he borrowed from diverse cultural traditions and artists in order to give his work a profound resonance with the art of the past. His female figures, echoing the forms of mountains, valleys, cliffs and caves, extended and enriched the landscape tradition, which he embraced as part of his English artistic heritage.




Draped Figure


Draped Reclining Woman


Draped Seated Woman


Seated Woman


Reclining Figure


Reclining Figure


Reclining Figure


Standing Figure


Piece #3: Vertebrae


Piece Reclining Figure #2: Bridge Prop


Piece Reclining Figure #2


Upright Motive #1: Glenkiln Cross




Figure in a Shelter


Two Large Forms


Bronze Form

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