Henry Moore, ‘Woman Holding Cat (Cramer 10)’, 1949, Sotheby's

Property from the Estate of Blanche Shapiro, Sold to Benefit the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Signed in pencil, dated and numbered 74/75, on English cartridge paper, printed and published by Ganymed Original Editions Ltd., London, framed.

image: 298 by 488 mm 11 3/4 by 19 1/4 in
sheet: 355 by 532 mm 14 by 20 7/8 in

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, based in Much Hadham, United Kingdom