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Henry Moore

British, 1898–1986

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Henry Moore

British, 1898–1986

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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 and Richard Wentworth.

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£25m, Christie's, 2016
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

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 and Richard Wentworth.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
£25m, Christie's, 2016
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Shows Featuring Henry Moore
Articles Featuring Henry Moore
These 5,000-Year-Old Sculptures Look Shockingly Similar to Modern Art
Nov 30th, 2018
These 5,000-Year-Old Sculptures Look Shockingly Similar to Modern Art
Frieze London Remains a Harbinger of Contemporary Art Trends
Oct 15th, 2015
Frieze London Remains a Harbinger of Contemporary Art Trends
Teachers and Students: “Men of Steel” Henry Moore and Anthony Caro
Sep 5th, 2013
Teachers and Students: “Men of Steel” Henry Moore and Anthony Caro
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