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Henry Moore

1898-1986

In the twentieth century, one of the most important and celebrated British artists was Henry Moore. Renowned for his semi-abstract monumental bronzes, these sculptures can be seen all around the world. Usually a reclining figure and more often than not suggested as feminine, his work evokes analogies between the body and the landscape, curving, flowing and ever moving. The materials Henry Moore used for his sculptures were mainly bronze or marble. He was born in Yorkshire in 1898 and although he showed interest and talent for art as a child, he was encouraged to train to be a teacher.