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Henry Spencer Moore

Who was Henry Spencer Moore?

Henry Spencer Moore was a Yorkshire-born English sculptor active in the 20th century. Moore is noted especially for his many outdoor monumental recumbent figures set in the landscape.

Life and Work

Henry Moore was born in Castleford, in Yorkshire, in 1898. After training to be a teacher and serving in the British Army he studied at Leeds School of Art and then the Royal College of Art, London.

Further reading:

  • National Archives, National Register of Archives, Person Details, 'Moore, Henry (1898-1986) sculptor, GB/NNAF/P158837' < http://www.nationalarchives.go... > [accessed 30 November 2008]
  • National Portrait Gallery, Search the Collections, 'Henry Moore (1898-1986), Sculptor' < > [accessed 30 November 2008]
  • Wilkinson, Alex, 'Moore, Henry Spencer (1898-1986)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2008) < > [accessed 30 November 2008]

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