Henry Spencer Moore was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other graphic works on paper. His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore’s works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his Yorkshire birthplace. Moore became well known through his carved marble and larger-scale abstract cast bronze sculptures, and was instrumental in introducing a particular form of modernism to the United Kingdom.
|Born:||Henry Spencer Moore, July 30, 1898, Castleford, Yorkshire, England|
|Died:||August 31, 1986, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England|
|Education:||Leeds School of Art, Royal College of Art|
|Known for:||Sculpture, drawing, graphics, textiles|
|Notable work:||Reclining Figures, 1930s–1980s|
|Movement:||Bronze Sculpture, Modernism|
|Awards:||OM CH FBA|
|Twitter:||Henry Moore’s Twitter profile|
About Henry Moore
English sculptor whose work has been displayed in public all around the world. He has also created slightly abstract monumental bronze sculptures.
He attended the Royal College of Art and Leeds College of Art and Design.
The University of Chicago has featured his work.
He lived alone in England until his death.
He was a fan of Salvador Dali‘s work.
Information related to Henry Moore
- https://www.henry-moore.org Henry Moore Foundation website
- http://www.imj.org.il/imagine/collections/results.asp?searchType=simple&words=Moore,+Henry&ArtistE=on&Submit2=Search Henry Moore collection at the Israel Museum.
- http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag01/julaug01/moore/moore.shtml “The Enigma of Henry Moore” by Brian McAvera. Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2001: Vol. 20, No. 6.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8529691.stm BBC article with archive film of Moore at work
- http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks?aid=1659 3D model of Recumbent Figure (1938) from Tate
- http://www.unesco.org/artcollection/DetailAction.do?&idOeuvre=1547&nouvelleLangue=en The UNESCO Works of Art Collection
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