Friday, July 30, 2010

Henry Moore's Birthday

Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) Mother and Child. London.

“Sculpture is an art of the open air... I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know.”
Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) Draped Seated Figure at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), an English sculptor & artist, was born on this day in 1898. He is best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.

Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 1, Bronze, 1961
Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), Knife Edge - Two Piece (1962) bronze, opposite the House of Lords London.

Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), at the Toronto City Hall Plaza

Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), Hill Arches, National Museum, Canberra, Australia
Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 5 1963-64) bronze, Kenwood House, London.

Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986), Oval with Points (1968-70)
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