Changing Tastes, Changing Markets: Henry Moore and The Leicester Galleries

The Leicester Galleries were Moore’s primary dealers from 1931 through to the 1950s, holding eight one man shows, thus covering the period when he became established as the leading British modernist sculptor, nationally and internationally.

This talk will examine the exhibitions, their reception and the interaction between sculptor, gallery and collectors as Moore’s working practice changed and the art market became a worldwide business.

Dr Evelyn Silber is the author of The Sculpture of Epstein and Gaudier-Brzeska: Life and Art and has in recent years had rare access to the Ernest Brown & Phillips (Leicester Galleries) archive. She is a former Director of Leeds Museums and Galleries (1995-2001) and of the Hunterian, University of Glasgow (2001-2006). Still based in Glasgow and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University, she is involved in a range of heritage and projects in addition to directing specialist cultural tours and giving freelance lectures.

This event is free of charge and open to all, but booking is advised. For more information please contact Adam Townend, our Research Programme Assistant, or book a place online using the button below.

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, except Bank Holidays, from 11am to 5.30pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Galleries are closed on Mondays.

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