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  Henry Moore
Henry Moore was the most celebrated sculptor of his time, and the second part of his career, in particular, demonstrated that Modernist sculpture was, after all, surprisingly adaptable to official needs.
Moore was born in July 1898 in Castleford, Yorkshire, the seventh child of a mine manager who had worked at the pit face.
Moore's ever expanding studios and gardens came to resemble a factory as the work came to be organized along quasiindustrial lines, with maquettes and models of gradually increasing size being made until the final full scale result was achieved.
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 Henry Moore Foundation
Moore’s interest in landscape was lifelong; he had for over thirty years been looking at the female form as a metaphor for the earth.
The Henry Moore Institute invites applications from scholars, curators and artists who are interested in working on historic and contemporary sculpture using the resources at the Institute...
The Henry Moore Foundation is a registered charity, established in 1977 'to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the work of Henry Moore'.
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 Henry Moore Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moore’s interest in landscape was lifelong; he had for over thirty years been looking at the female form as a metaphor for the earth.
The Henry Moore Institute invites applications from scholars, curators and artists who are interested in working on historic and contemporary sculpture using the resources at the Institute...
The Henry Moore Foundation is a registered charity, established in 1977 'to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the work of Henry Moore'.
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 Henry Moore - MSN Encarta
Henry Moore (1898-1986), British sculptor known for his large, semiabstract sculptures of the human figure.
Moore was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, on July 30, 1898.
Unlike Moore's usually preparatory sketches for his sculpture, a series of drawings of Londoners huddled in tube stations during World War II air raids stand on their own as works of art.
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 HENRY MOORE
Henry Spencer Moore (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986) was a British artist and sculptor.
Moore is best known for his abstract monumental bronzes which can be seen in many places around the world as public works of art.
Moore's early work focused on direct carving in which the form of the sculpture evolves as the artist repeatedly whittles away at the block (see Half-figure 1932).
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 Henry Moore Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moore was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England, the seventh of eight children to Raymond Spencer Moore and Mary Baker.
Moore decided to become a sculptor when he was only eleven and was encouraged by his Sunday school teacher who told him about Michaelangelo to begin modelling in clay and carving in wood whilst at secondary school.
Moore's first public commission, West Wind (1928-29) was one of the eight 'winds' reliefs high on the walls of London Underground's headquarters at 55 Broadway.
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 Henry Moore information - Search.com
Moore was also fortunate to be introduced to African tribal sculpture, by Sir Michael Sadler, the Vice-Chancellor at the Leeds School.
Artistically, Moore, Hepworth and other members of the 7 and 5 Society would develop steadily more abstract work, partly influenced by their frequent trips to Paris and contact with leading French artists, notably Picasso, Braque, Arp and Giacometti.
Towards the end of the war, Moore had been approached by Henry Morris who was in the process of trying to reform education with the concept of the village college.
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 Westdean Tapestry Studio - COMMISSIONS - HENRY MOORE
Henry Moore had worked with a firm of weavers to produce his textile designs, and at the suggestion of his daughter Mary, who had been struck by an exhibition of work from West Dean, agreed to license eight tapestries to be woven at the College.
As Moore was aware when enlarging his own sculptures from a maquette to monumental scale, exact enlargement are often unsatisfactory and adaptations have to be made.
Moore agreed to the use of delicate colours in the background of what was a monochrome drawing.
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 Henry Moore, his biography, his sculptures, art History
Henry Moore keeps in mind an unforgettable recollection of his youth in Yorkshire and more specifically to the village of Castleford, where he was born on July 30, 1898.
Henry Moore was the seventh of the eight children.
Henry Moore's artistic career began really with the discovery of Roger Fry's Vision and Design, a collection of essays that had been published in 1920 and contained two particularly influential essays, one on Negro sculpture and the other on Ancient American art.
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 Henry Moore sculpture stolen from museum - World - smh.com.au
Henry Moore's statue A Reclining Figure at the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green, north of London and, inset, a CCTV image showing a  four-wheel-drive vehicle arriving at the estate.
Moore's work has previously been the subject of crime: a £52,000 sculpture was taken from a London gallery in 1997 but later found in a taxi.
Henry Moore's statue A Reclining Figure at the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green, north of London and, inset, a CCTV image showing a  four-wheel-drive vehicle arriving at the estate.
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 US - Henry Moore - encounters - the life and work of sculptor Lucien den Arend
Henry Moore was conferring at the second table with his visitor, an Italian publisher.
Irina and Henry Moore both got up; "I'll get it." He calls to her; but she was already inside.
Henry Moore introduced him to me. He was a publisher.
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 Guggenheim Collection - Artist - Moore - Biography
Henry Spencer Moore was born on July 30, 1898, in Castleford, Yorkshire.
In the 1930s Moore was a member of Unit One, a group of advanced artists organized by Paul Nash, and was a close friend of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, and the critic Herbert Read.
In 1940 Moore was appointed an official war artist and was commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee to execute drawings of life in underground bomb shelters.
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 Amazon.fr : Henry Moore Writings and Conversations: Livres en anglais: Alan Bowness,Henry Moore,Alan G. Wilkinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Spanning some seventy years, Moore's writings and conversations are much more than documentary records of his life and times: they have considerable literary merit in their own right.
Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations completes and complements the catalogues of his sculpture, drawings, and prints.
Moore's humanity and intelligence make this compendium a plea-sure to dip into as well as scholarly and comprehensive."-Roger Berthoud, author of The Life of Henry Moore "Alan Wilkinson has trawled the rich material with exemplary thoroughness.
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 Henry Moore Online
Not to be confused with Maritime painter Henry Moore (1831-1895)
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK Sculpture centre associated with the Henry Moore Foundation
All images and text on this Henry Moore page are copyright 2007 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
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 Henry Moore Prints - Henry Moore Prints - Henry Moore is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the ...
Henry Moore Prints - Henry Moore Prints - Henry Moore is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century and from the late 1940s has been recognised as the most celebrated British artist of his time.
Henry Moore is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century and from the late 1940s has been recognised as the most celebrated British artist of his time.
Moore started printmaking in 1931 and continued to make prints until the end of his life.
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 Henry Moore - Sculpture in Landscape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In his book on Henry Moore John Russell writes that this work was `Moore's most ambitious shot at making the spaces between the forms as important, and as various, as the forms themselves'.
According to the Henry Moore Foundation in this major drawing 'an interest in the internal spaces of the figure, that is such a key element of Festival Figure is clearly evident, and of course the figures in the drawing do have similarities with the Festival Figure of 1951 and associated maquettes from 1950.
Moore concentrates on the figure building up rich layers of colour and also includes suggestions of the Houses of Parliament and the Festival of Britain site on the South Bank of the Thames.
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 Henry Moore, Lewes District Council
Henry Moore Land and Sea is a multi-faceted education and exhibition project.
The exhibitions Henry Moore Land and Sea examines his sculpture and works on paper that have both direct and indirect reference to landscape and to the sea.
One of Moore’s early figure carvings was owned by Roland Penrose and stood in his garden in East Sussex for many years, and may be seen at The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
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 Amazon.ca: Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations: Books: Moore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Henry Moore's writings constitute a vivid and comprehensive record of his life and work, of the influences that shaped his vision, and of his reactions to the work of other artists, periods, and cultures.
Editor Alan Wilkinson was a close friend of Henry Moore, and it shows in the care he put into editing this book.
Because interviews Moore gave in 1973 might refer to events from his childhood, Wilkinson took care to put as much of the artist's words into context by surrounding it with other relevant quotations.
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 Henry Moore
Henry Moore (1898-1986) was born in Castlewood, Yorkshire.
His drawings completed as a World War II war artist are considered the most poignant records in existence of the effects of bombing on a civilian population.
Moore's "Child Study" is framed in a 22 1/8" x 18 3/4" Larson-Juhl "Louis XV" Chateau series water-gilded and burnished silver frame.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Henry Moore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Commenting on his reclining figures, torsos, and mother-and-child figures, Moore said, “I am most deeply interested in the human figure, but I have discovered laws of form and rhythm in studying natural forms such as pebbles, rocks, bones, trees, and plants.” Material, in Moore's art, is intimately related to form.
Moore's 1929 “Reclining Figure” was his first widely acknowledged work; it was inspired by the Toltec sculpture of Chac-Mool, an example of the pre-Columbian art Moore admired.
Throughout Moore's early period his sculpture emphasized the solid block: immobile figures rest heavily upon their arms and legs, never breaking the rectilinear geometry of the body.
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 Henry Moore 1831-1895 ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Henry Moore, Moonlight, plate 27, accompanying the poems, To the Moon and The Moon, by William Wordsworth, in the book, Passages from Modern English Poets Illustrated by the Junior Etching Club (London: Day & Son, 1861)Image from Passages from Modern Engl
Moore combined two of his enduring fascinations, the human figure and the landscape perfectly illustrating his comments that ‘knees and breasts are mountains’.
Henry Moore (1831-1895), Marine painter and watercolour painter
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 Hofstra Museum, Permanent Collection, Henry Moore
Henry Moore studied at Leeds College of Art, England from 1919 to 1921 and at the Royal College of Art, London from 1921 to 1924.
The Henry Moore Foundation has organized a traveling retrospective of Moore?s prints which will have venues in Britain at Wingfield Arts, Diss (2003), Falmouth Art Gallery (2003), John Creasey Museum, Salisbury (2003), Wakefield Art Gallery (2004); Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy (2004), and the Glebe House and Gallery, Letterkenny (2004).
The Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire, England maintains ever-changing exhibitions of Moore?s sculpture.
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 Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century
For the current retrospective exhibition of the works of Henry Moore (the first in the U.S. since the 1983 Metropolitan Museum of Art show), The Thinker has been given something new to deliberate, as he is surrounded--nearly dwarfed--by a half dozen grandly scaled Moore pieces displaying massively confident virtuosity and inventive variety.
Today's public, accustomed to abstracted forms, will be reminded that Moore's work, now considered accessible, was once seen as radical and was a key influence in introducing the language of modernism to sculpture.
Moore's sculpture is ubiquitous--seen in commissioned, publicly-placed works displayed in cities worldwide and in museum collections everywhere.
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 Henry Moore Lithograph 1949, Sculpture
Moore was a member of the Seven and Five Society from 1931 and in 1933 he was invited to join 'Unit One'; a group of seven painters and five sculptors whose members included Edward Burra, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Edward Wadsworth.
In 1946 Moore was given his first overseas retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Moore was a Trustee of the National Gallery, London from 1955-74.
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 Henry Moore
And through the long stretch after the war, when Moore commanded one major public commission after another, his version of the reclining figure became a virtual icon of public sculpture.
Of far greater interest to Moore than nuance of musculature is the way in which light casts shadow on each volume in order to define it.
This does not bespeak of a visual identification of the human form with nature, but of a deeply rooted relationship with it that is echoed by his use of simplified, undulating masses.
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