Henry Moore 1898-1986

Henry Moore is one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century and Osborne Samuel have held many exhibitions of the artist’s work over the years, curating both for museums and galleries globally and working closely with the Henry Moore Foundation. We have also published many catalogues and books on the artist’s life and work.

Celebrated as a sculptor, but was strongly influenced in his formative years by painters such as Giotto, Masaccio, Blake, Turner and Picasso, as well as the painter/sculptor Michaelangelo. Born in Castleford, Yorkshire. Attended Leeds School of Art from 1919-21. In 1921 Moore won a Royal Exhibition Scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. He taught at the Royal College from 1924-31 and at Chelsea School of Art from 1932-39. He was given his first one-man show in 1928 by the Warren Gallery and in the same year he gained his first public commission – to carve a relief in stone for a façade of the new Underground Building, London.

Moore was a member of the Seven and Five Society from 1931 and he was invited to join Unit One; a group 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. In 1948 he won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. He had a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London in 1951 and 1968. He was First prize winner at the Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil in 1953.... read more

Henry Moore         Space & Form: Exhibition Catalogue           Space & Form: Exhibition Catalogue

Henry Moore Paintings and Drawings

The Violinist

Henry Moore: The Violinist, 1919

Studies of Sleeping Child: The Artists Nephew Peter

Henry Moore: Studies of Sleeping Child: The Artists Nephew Peter, 1922

Seated Nude

Henry Moore: Seated Nude, 1924

Sculptural Ideas

Henry Moore: Sculptural Ideas, 1935

Fourteen Ideas for Sculpture

Henry Moore: Fourteen Ideas for Sculpture, 1939

Study for Sculpture

Henry Moore: Study for Sculpture, 1940

Ideas for Sculpture

Henry Moore: Ideas for Sculpture, 1942

Reclining Figures

Henry Moore: Reclining Figures, 1943

Study of Madonna and Child

Henry Moore: Study of Madonna and Child, 1943

Rocking Chairs

Henry Moore: Rocking Chairs, 1948

Bone Form

Henry Moore: Bone Form, 1969

Girl Doing Homework

Henry Moore: Girl Doing Homework, 1972

Seated Mother & Child with Animals in Landscape

Henry Moore: Seated Mother & Child with Animals in Landscape, 1972

Standing Cloaked Figure

Henry Moore: Standing Cloaked Figure, 1973

Studies for an Italian Pieta & Seated Mother and Child

Henry Moore: Studies for an Italian Pieta & Seated Mother and Child, 1974-1976

Two Seated Figures

Henry Moore: Two Seated Figures, 1975-1976

Women Winding Wool

Henry Moore: Women Winding Wool, c.1948