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 Exhibition Catalogue 2015 Exhibition Catalogue 2015

Henry Moore Sculpture

Baby’s Head

Henry Moore: Baby’s Head, 1926

Head

Henry Moore: Head, 1930

Family Group

Henry Moore: Family Group, 1944

Reclining Figure

Henry Moore: Reclining Figure, 1946

Helmet

Henry Moore: Helmet, 1950

Maquette for Reclining Figure No 2

Henry Moore: Maquette for Reclining Figure No 2, 1952

Draped Reclining Figure

Henry Moore: Draped Reclining Figure, 1957

Two Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 1

Henry Moore: Two Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 1, 1960

Two Three-Quarter Figures on Base

Henry Moore: Two Three-Quarter Figures on Base, 1965

Maquette for Two Piece Reclining Figure: Points

Henry Moore: Maquette for Two Piece Reclining Figure: Points, 1969

Reclining Figure: Holes

Henry Moore: Reclining Figure: Holes, 1975

Mother and Child: Arms

Henry Moore: Mother and Child: Arms, 1976-1980

Working Model for Reclining Figure: Bone Skirt

Henry Moore: Working Model for Reclining Figure: Bone Skirt, 1977-1979

Mother and Child: Armless

Henry Moore: Mother and Child: Armless, 1979

Reclining Mother and Child IV

Henry Moore: Reclining Mother and Child IV, 1979

Maquette for Curved Mother and Child

Henry Moore: Maquette for Curved Mother and Child, 1980

Mother and Child Round Form

Henry Moore: Mother and Child Round Form, 1980

Mother and Child: Circular Base

Henry Moore: Mother and Child: Circular Base, 1980

Reclining Girl: Shell Skirt

Henry Moore: Reclining Girl: Shell Skirt, 1980

Mother with Twins

Henry Moore: Mother with Twins, 1982