Henry Moore

Henry Moore put modern sculpture on the map. Everybody has heard of him; a first in our field. But it's not just about fame — he changed public perceptions of art.

In the 1930s his sculptures were highly original carvings, mostly in stone. They were a radical break from what had gone before; he had learned from pre-Columbian carvings the lessons of distortion in order to achieve simplicity and mass. Although he was in touch with the world of avant-garde Paris and his work sometimes has a surrealist nuance, he always paid close attention to the art of...

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