Henry Moore

HENRY MOORE working on a plaster in the Maquette Studio, Perry Green, c. 1960. Photo by John Hedgecoe. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation

Henry Moore Listed Exhibitions (Selected) (29 Kb)
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Henry Moore was born in West Yorkshire, England in 1889 and died in East Hertfordshire, England in 1986. His public commissions occupy university campuses, pastoral expanses and major urban centers in 38 countries around the world. His sculpture and drawings have been the subject of many museum exhibitions and retrospectives, including the Tate Gallery, London (1951); Whitechapel Gallery, London (1957); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (1961); Tate Gallery, London (1968); Forte di Belvedere, Florence (1972); Tate Gallery and the Serpentine Gallery, London for the occasion of Moore’s eightieth birthday (1978); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1983); Henry Moore & Landscape, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (1987); Royal Academy of Arts (1988); Shanghai Art Museum (2001); Henry Moore, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2001); Henry Moore: a Retrospective, CaixaForum, Barcelona, (2008); Henry Moore and the Challenge of Architecture, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (2006, travelled to Didrichsen Museum, Helsinki in 2008); Moore at Kew, Kew Botanical Gardens, London (2007–08); Henry Moore, Tate Britain (2010); Henry Moore and the Classic Canon of Modern Sculpture, Kremlin Museum, Moscow (2012).

The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by Moore in 1977 to increase public enjoyment of the arts, especially sculpture. Today it opens his restored Hertfordshire home, studios and sculpture grounds to the public, tours the world's largest collection of his work, and runs sculpture exhibitions and research at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. It also supports sculpture through an active grants programme. For 2012, The Foundation has launched Henry Moore Friends, an opportunity to help promote the artist's legacy.