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 Sculpture

Baby’s Head

Henry Moore: Baby’s Head, 1926


Henry Moore: Figure, 1933

Reclining Figure

Henry Moore: Reclining Figure, 1936-37

Reclining Figure

Henry Moore: Reclining Figure, 1938

Family Group

Henry Moore: Family Group, 1945


Henry Moore: Helmet, 1950

Maquette for Strapwork Head

Henry Moore: Maquette for Strapwork Head, 1950

Standing Figure No. 2

Henry Moore: Standing Figure No. 2, 1952

Maquette for Reclining Figure

Henry Moore: Maquette for Reclining Figure, 1955

Upright Motive: Maquette No. 6

Henry Moore: Upright Motive: Maquette No. 6, 1955

Draped Reclining Figure

Henry Moore: Draped Reclining Figure, 1957

Snake Head

Henry Moore: Snake Head, 1961

Maquette for Reclining Figure: Prop

Henry Moore: Maquette for Reclining Figure: Prop, 1975

Working Model for Reclining Figure: Bone Skirt

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

Reclining Nude: Crossed Feet

Henry Moore: Reclining Nude: Crossed Feet, 1980

Reclining Girl

Henry Moore: Reclining Girl, 1983