Henry Moore

United Kingdom  • 1898  - 1966

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Henry Moore was an English artist, who was born in 1898 and died in 1986.

From a working class family, Henry Moore was one of the first sculptors to bring a particular form of artistic modernism to British society at the start of the 20th century, for which he drew inspiration from primitive art.

Henry Moore was very successful from the 1930s onwards; he taught in several universities and his creations quickly went to the top of the art market. By the end of the 1940s, he was seen as the voice of British sculpture, having earned worldwide renown. However, while the artist's recognition and popularity increased, particularly in the way of commissions, he preferred to live simply after the end of World War II, and gave most of his earnings to the Henry Moore association to help support the education, promotion and distribution of art.

Henry Moore's sculptures are mainly inspired by the feminine body, and he gradually moved towards more abstract and elongated forms. His signature motif is a reclining form, and he worked mostly in monumental bronze. He created numerous works documenting the Blitz during the Second World War in London, which are preserved at the British Museum.


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Print, Six Mother and Child Studies, Henry Moore

Six Mother and Child Studies

Henry Moore

Print - 25.4 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$1,696

Print, Hommage à San Lazzaro, Henry Moore

Hommage à San Lazzaro

Henry Moore

Print - 10.2 x 14 inch

$2,148

Print, Glenkiln Cross, Plate II, Henry Moore

Glenkiln Cross, Plate II

Henry Moore

Print - 12.2 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,922

Print, Reclining figure architectural background IV, Henry Moore

Reclining figure architectural background IV

Henry Moore

Print - 22.5 x 30.5 inch

$2,035

Print, Le livre des livres, Henry Moore

Le livre des livres

Henry Moore

Print - 17.7 x 12.6 inch

$1,413

Print, Le livre des livres, Henry Moore

Le livre des livres

Henry Moore

Print - 17.7 x 12.6 inch

$1,413

Print, The Illustrated book, Henry Moore

The Illustrated book

Henry Moore

Print - 9.8 x 13 x 0 inch

$2,035

Print, Untitled, Henry Moore

Untitled

Henry Moore

Print - 19.7 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch

$3,391

Print, Le livre des livres I, Henry Moore

Le livre des livres I

Henry Moore

Print - 19.5 x 14 x 2 inch

$11,304

Print, Three Reclining Figures, Henry Moore

Three Reclining Figures

Henry Moore

Print - 22.4 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch

$4,296

Print, Seven Sculptural Ideas, Henry Moore

Seven Sculptural Ideas

Henry Moore

Print - 25.8 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$2,487

Print, Eight Sculptural Ideas, Henry Moore

Eight Sculptural Ideas

Henry Moore

Print - 19.7 x 25.4 x 0 inch

$2,600

Print, Three Reclining Figures on Pedestals, Henry Moore

Three Reclining Figures on Pedestals

Henry Moore

Print - 19.7 x 26.6 x 0 inch

$2,487

Print, Head of girl and reclyning figure, Henry Moore

Head of girl and reclyning figure

Henry Moore

Print - 10.2 x 11.8 x 0 inch

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Print, Concert, Henry Moore

Concert

Henry Moore

Print - 12.6 x 9.9 x 0 inch

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Print, Six Sculpture Motives, Henry Moore

Six Sculpture Motives

Henry Moore

Print - 19.7 x 15 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Elephant Skull, Henry Moore

Elephant Skull

Henry Moore

Print - 21.1 x 16.1 x 0 inch

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Print, Two Standing Draped Figures, Henry Moore

Two Standing Draped Figures

Henry Moore

Print - 25.6 x 17.9 x 0 inch

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Print, Composition, Henry Moore

Composition

Henry Moore

Print - 9.5 x 8.1 x 0.1 inch

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Print, The Reclining Figures, Henry Moore

The Reclining Figures

Henry Moore

Print - 11.8 x 9.1 x 0 inch

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Who is the artist?

Henry Moore was an English artist, who was born in 1898 and died in 1986.

From a working class family, Henry Moore was one of the first sculptors to bring a particular form of artistic modernism to British society at the start of the 20th century, for which he drew inspiration from primitive art.

Henry Moore was very successful from the 1930s onwards; he taught in several universities and his creations quickly went to the top of the art market. By the end of the 1940s, he was seen as the voice of British sculpture, having earned worldwide renown. However, while the artist's recognition and popularity increased, particularly in the way of commissions, he preferred to live simply after the end of World War II, and gave most of his earnings to the Henry Moore association to help support the education, promotion and distribution of art.

Henry Moore's sculptures are mainly inspired by the feminine body, and he gradually moved towards more abstract and elongated forms. His signature motif is a reclining form, and he worked mostly in monumental bronze. He created numerous works documenting the Blitz during the Second World War in London, which are preserved at the British Museum.

When was Henry Moore born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1898