Art: England's Moore

"His sketchbooks are filled with . . . an abundance of exciting shapes swimming over the pages, first one, then another, leaping to the eye and then vanishing like salamanders into flame."

With these words, London's National Gallery Director Sir Kenneth Clark introduced to the U.S. England's foremost modernist sculptor, Henry Moore, 44. His recent drawings, packed into two tubes and sent by Clipper, were on view last week at Manhattan's Buchholz Gallery. The drawings, suggestive of his sculpture, were mostly of figures. For years Moore has been famous in Britain for sculpture as unorthodox and experimental as Pablo Picasso's...

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