Henry Moore was an English sculptor whose organically shaped, abstract, bronze and stone figures constitute the major 20th-century manifestation of the humanist tradition in sculpture. Much of his work is monumental, and he was particularly well-known for a series of reclining nudes.

Born at Castleford in Yorkshire, the son of a coal miner, Moore went to his local Grammar School and then Leeds School of Art. He went to the Royal College of Art in 1920. There he began to develop the the theories of 'truth to materials' and 'direct carving' begun by Gaudier-Brzeska and Epstein, which were the starting point of his radical approach to sculpture and which made his name synonymous with sculpture in the Twentieth Century.



"Reclining Figure" Litho, 46/50
20.5" x 23.5 "
"Reclining Mother & Child" etching, 12/50
10" x 12 "