Art: Yorkshire Pudding

With the possible exception of Jacob Epstein, 50-year-old Henry Moore is Britain's best and most controversial sculptor. Moore's half-abstract figures—pinheaded people carved into queer, attenuated shapes, rubbed smooth and then pierced with holes—have won critical acclaim in Manhattan (TIME, Dec. 30, 1946). A year ago they earned him first prize at an international exhibition in Venice. Last week, Yorkshire-born Henry Moore let the homefolks in on what he had been doing by holding a retrospective show in the red brick, grey-roofed town of Wakefield. Six thousand Yorkshiremen turned up to see what all...

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