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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.

High auction record
£24.7m, Christie's, 2016
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
20th Century Works on PaperWaterhouse & Dodd
2018
Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950sTate Britain
2017
Henry Moore: Myths and PoetryHauser & Wirth
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Two women and children, 1945

Watercolour, wax crayon, brush and ink, wash and charcoal on paper
18 × 22 9/10 in
45.8 × 58.2 cm
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London
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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.

High auction record
£24.7m, Christie's, 2016
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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