Henry Moore
British, 1898-1986
2,817 followers
High auction record
£19m, Christie's, 2012
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Two Decades – British Printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s,
Marlborough London
Henry Moore: Myths and Poetry,
Hauser & Wirth
Commemorating Dr. Sean B. Murphy (1924-2017): Drawings and Prints from Five Centuries,
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro

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