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Henry Moore

Born, 1898 in Castleford, Yorkshire. Died, 1986

From the catalogue Commonwealth Artists of Fame 1952 - 1977 (Commonwealth Art Gallery, London, 1 June - 3 July 1977): “Born in Castleford in Yorkshire. After the First World War he studied at Leeds School of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London. There have been many exhibitions of his work in London, the first in 1928. The first retrospective exhibition was held at Temple Newsam, Leeds, in 1941 and many have been held since at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1946; Art Institute of Chicago, 1947; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1947; State Galleries of Australia, 1947-48; Venice Biennale, 1948 (First Prize for Sculpture); Brussels, 1949; Paris, 1949; Amsterdam, 1950; Hamburg, 1950; Dusseldorf, 1950; Bern, 1950; Athens, 1951; Tate Gallery, London, 1951; Berlin, 1951; Vienna, 1951; Stockholm, 1951; Cape Town, 1951; Scandanavian tour, 1952 - 53; Rotterdam, 1953; German tour 1953; Sao Paulo, 1953-54 (First Prize in Foreign Sculpture); German tour 1954; New York, 1954; Basle, 1955; United States of America tour, 1955; Yugoslavian tour, 1955; Mexico City, 1964; London 1965; Holland and Germany, 1968; London, Tate Gallery, 1968, Munich, 1971, Harlow, 1971; Florence, 1972; London (graphic work) 1973. There are examples of his work in numerous London and provincial museums and galleries and in public buildings and parks, including the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Museum of Wales and St Matthew’s Church, Northampton. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and other museums in the United States, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Palestine and Australia possess examples of his work. The Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Canada, opened in 1974 to which he donated some three hundred works. He was official war artist, 1940-42. Order of Merit, 1963, Companion of Honour, 1955.”

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