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 Prints

Henry Moore: Prints & Portfolios Deluxe Edition

Henry Moore: Henry Moore: Prints & Portfolios Deluxe Edition

Frieze of Dancing Figures

Henry Moore: Frieze of Dancing Figures, 1921

Seated Figures

Henry Moore: Seated Figures, 1949

Standing Figures

Henry Moore: Standing Figures, 1950

Standing Figures

Henry Moore: Standing Figures, 1966

Two Reclining Figures in Yellow and Green

Henry Moore: Two Reclining Figures in Yellow and Green, 1967

Three Reclining Figures

Henry Moore: Three Reclining Figures, 1971


Henry Moore: Fjord, 1973

Seated Figure

Henry Moore: Seated Figure, 1973

Split Stone

Henry Moore: Split Stone, 1973

Two Reclining Figures

Henry Moore: Two Reclining Figures, 1973

Two Women Bathing Child II

Henry Moore: Two Women Bathing Child II, 1973

Four Mother and Child Studies

Henry Moore: Four Mother and Child Studies, 1976

Reclining Figure A

Henry Moore: Reclining Figure A, 1978