Friday, October 24, 2008

Henry Moore

Birmingham 7 November 2008 sale.

Signed and dated 1959 watercolour on paper, modernist bird-like figure study in human form. 22" x 30". . Click on the picture to enlarge.

Henry Spencer Moore was born on July 30, 1898, in Castleford, Yorkshire. Despite an early desire to become a sculptor, Moore began his career as a teacher in Castleford. He was an important force in the English Surrealist movement.

Moore's style, combining figures and abstract forms, strongly influenced European sculpture in the years immediately after the Second World War. His main works include the large lying figures for the Unesco building in Paris and the Lincoln Art Center in New York.

"To know one thing, you must know the opposite."
Henry Moore

Henry Moore on the cover of "Apollo"

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Impression by David Beard


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