Henry Moore (British 1898-1986)
Moore is an internationally renowned sculptor in stone, wood, bronze, mainly of figure objects.
After attending Leeds School of Art from 1919, he continued at the Royal College of Art, London, 1921-4. He went to France and Italy on a travelling scholarship in 1925, returned to teach at the Royal College until 1932, after which he taught at Chelsea School of Art until 1939.
His first one-man show was held in 1928 at the Warren Gallery, London, and in the same year he was commissioned for a relief on the London Underground Building, over St James’s Park tube station.
During his career Moore was to participate in a number of forward-looking groups, such as 7 & 5 Society, Unit One and the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936 and in Paris in 1938.
During World War II, as an official War Artist, his talent found new outlets in drawings of miners working and groups of Londoners sheltering in the underground, published in The Shelter Sketch-Books.
Moore was internationally honoured, becoming a Companion of Honour in 1955 and awarded the order of Merit in 1963.
His house and grounds helped form The Henry Moore Foundation in Hadham, Hertfordshire.
Public collections include: Adelaide Gallery, Adelaide
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Musée de Arte Moderne, Rio de Janeiro
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Victoria & Albert Museum, London