Henry Moore, ‘Family Group’, 1944, Painting, Watercolor, gouache, colored crayon, wax crayon and wash on paper, Doyle
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Family Group, 1944

Watercolor, gouache, colored crayon, wax crayon and wash on paper
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Doyle

7 1/16 x 4 1/8 inches (18 x 10.3 cm)

The Henry Moore Foundation confirms the authenticity of the …

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Signed Moore and dated 44 (lr)
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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7 1/16 x 4 1/8 inches (18 x 10.3 cm)

The Henry Moore Foundation confirms the authenticity of the work, assigning it the number HMF 2206b. They add, in a letter of September 24, 2018, that, in their opinion, it is from the disbanded Family Group Notebook, c. 1943-44, illustrated on pp. 201-210, of Henry Moore Complete …

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Signed Moore and dated 44 (lr)
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.

Henry Moore

Family Group, 1944

Watercolor, gouache, colored crayon, wax crayon and wash on paper
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