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Henry Moore was born on July 30th, 1898, in Castleford, England. He studied at the Leeds School of Art (1919-21) and at the Royal School of Art (1921-25), where he then taught until 1932. From 1932 until 1939 he taught at the Chelsea School of Art.

He is most famous for his sculptures, including the Reclining Figure Draped, a version of which can be seen at the Civic Centre in Castleford. Other sculptures are shown in many different locations and museums around the world (see Collections below). Henry Moore also produced drawings and prints during his life including pictures done during the war and also those of coal mines in his home town, amongst others.

His first solo exhibition was at the Warren Gallery in London in 1928, and his first solo exhibition in New York was at the Buchholz Gallery in 1943. A Retrospective exhibition of his work was presented by the Museum of Modern Art, NY, in 1946, and another in 1951 by the Tate Gallery in London. Other retrospective exhibitions were at the Forte di Belvedere, Florence (1972) and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (1983).

Several other important exhibitions and shows include one in honor of the artist's 70th birthday in 1968 at the Tate Gallery, London, and others at the Serpentine Gallery, London and the City Art Gallery, Bradford, on his 80th birthday in 1978.

The prestigious International Prize for Sculpture was awarded to him in 1948 at the Venice Biennale. He was elected member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY. In 1977 The Henry Moore Foundation was established in Hertfordshire, England. He died there in 1986.


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, Great Britain
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
City Art Gallery, Manchester, Great Britain
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Contemporary Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Israel Museum, Billy Rose Art Garden, Jerusalem, Israel
Kunsthalle der Stadt Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, Great Britain
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sof'a, Madrid, Spain
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Hall Family Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri
Norton Simon Museum, Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena, California
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rijksmuseum Kreller-Muller, Otterlo, Netherlands
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, Great Britain
Wakefield Art Gallery and Wakefield Museum, Wakefield, Great Britain
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, Germany

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