Henry Moore, ‘Reclining Figure’, 1945, Gagosian

About Henry Moore

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.

British, 1898-1986, Castleford, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
2017
Henry Moore - Reflections, Davidson, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York
2014

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Henry Moore - Reflections, Davidson, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
2017
Summer Exhibition 2017, Connaught Brown, London
2017
British Modern Masters, Rosenberg & Co., New York
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Modern British Art, Osborne Samuel, London
2014
2014
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