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Henry Moore

Three Reclining figures, 1962

Original ink and watercolour drawing, 1962
11 1/2 × 9 3/5 in
29.3 × 24.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000 - 30,000
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Signed ‘Moore’ lower left and signed again, dedicated and dated ‘for Gerald Cramer/fromHenry Moore/1962 (lower right)
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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About the work
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Signature
Signed ‘Moore’ lower left and signed again, dedicated and dated ‘for Gerald Cramer/fromHenry Moore/1962 (lower right)
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

Three Reclining figures, 1962

Original ink and watercolour drawing, 1962
11 1/2 × 9 3/5 in
29.3 × 24.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$20,000 - 30,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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