1898

Born in Castleford, Yorkshire on 30 July, the seventh of eight children.

1898

Auguste Rodin carves The Kiss.

1899

Glasgow School of Art opens its new building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

1900

The World Exhibition opens in Paris.

The Exposition Universelle includes a pavilion dedicated to sculpture - displaying Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss - and a Palace of Electricity. 

1900

Sigmund Freud publishes The Interpretation of Dreams.

1901

Queen Victoria dies after 63 years and 7 months on the throne.

1902

The Boer War ends.

1902

Starts at elementary school in Castleford.

1903

Paul Gauguin dies.

1904

Japan declares war on Russia.

1905

The Fauves

The Salon d’Automne, Paris, presents an exciting group of new artists including Henri Matisse, Georges Braques, André Derain and Raoul Dufy who become known as the Fauves.

1905

Albert Einstein publishes the theory of relativity.

1906

Paul Cézanne completes Les Grandes Baigneuses, a painting which became profoundly inspirational to Moore.

1907

Pablo Picasso paints Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.

1908

The first mass-produced cars are sold by Ford.

1909

Henri Gaudier meets Sophie Brzeska at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris.

1910

The Ballets Russes begin combining music, drama and painting.

1910

Henry Moore wins a scholarship to attend Castleford Secondary School.

The teachers at Castleford encourage Moore's early artistic enthusiasm. 

1910

The Post-Impressionists, including Picasso, Matisse and Gauguin, are shown in the UK.

1911

The Inca city Machu Picchu is discovered in Peru.

1912

The Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

1913

Elsie, Moore's younger sister, dies aged twelve.

1914

Striding Figure

CGM X1 Striding Figure, Linocut, The Henry Moore Foundation.

Moore’s first-known print is a book plate mounted onto the half-title page of a biography about Albrecht Dürer.

1914

World War I begins.

1914

Wyndham Lewis publishes the Vorticist manifesto Blast which includes Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's Vortex.

1915

Completes teacher training

Moore becomes a student teacher at his old school in Castleford where he feels too young to control his students.

1915

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska is killed in action during WWI in the trenches at Neuville-St.-Vaast.

1916

Enlists to the Winchester Civil Service Rifles at the age of 18.

1916

Castleford Secondary School Roll of Honour

LH X8 Castleford Secondary School Roll of Honour, Oak, Castleford High School, Castleford.

Moore’s first commission and “first serious wood carving” to commemorate boys from his old school leaving for war.

1916

Jacob Epstein dismantles his 1913 The Rock Drill

Jacob Epstein dismantles his 1913 The Rock Drill leaving just a torso with one arm, tellingly during the First World War.

1917

Serves in World War I and gassed in the battle of Cambrai.

1917

HMF 17 (1) Self-Portrait in Army Uniform, Pen and ink, Private collection, UK.

Included in a letter to Miss Gostick, Moore’s school art teacher whilst serving in WWI.

1917

Auguste Rodin dies.

1918

Gas attack

After recovering from a gas attack in hospital Moore returns to fight in France shortly before peace is declared.

1918

Returns to teaching

Returns to teach at Castleford Elementary School.

1918

Germany surrender ending World War One.

1918

Women win the right to vote.

1919

Continues taking pottery classes run by his school art teacher Miss Gostick.

1919

Leeds College of Art

Secures a place at Leeds College of Art with an ex-servicemen’s grant, completing the two-year drawing course in one year.

1919

The Bauhaus is founded by Walter Gropius.

1920

Narayana and Bhataryan

A programme cover for a play written by and starring Moore, first performed at Castleford Grammar School.

1920

Decorated Plate

LH X11 Decorated Plate, c.1919-21, Earthenware with enamel glazed decoration, Leeds City Art Galleries: gift of Jocelyn Horner 1973.

1920

Leeds College of Art

Starts studying sculpture at Leeds College of Art where he is the only full-time sculpture student.

1920

Head

This carving in sycamore wood is the earliest known sculpture by Henry Moore, undertaken whilst he was a student at Leeds College of Art. It demonstrates Moore’s interests in African art and early experimentation with carving.

1920

Roger Fry publishes Vision and Design.

1921

Leeds School of Art

Moore with his friend from Leeds School of Art, Raymond Coxon.

1921

Receives scholarship

Receives a scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art.

1921

Dancing Figures

CGM X3 [CC1] Dancing Figures, Linocut, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1985.

An idea for an architectural frieze.

1921

Seated Male Nude

HMF 5 Seated Male Nude, Pencil, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

An experimental life drawing created whilst studying at the Royal College of Art.

1922

Visits Paris

Visits Paris for the first time with his friend Raymond Coxon, and is particularly struck by paintings by Cézanne in the Pellerin Collection.

1922

Move to Norfolk

Moore’s family move to Norfolk due to his father’s ill-health; he dies later in the year.

1922

Ezra Pound's memoir

Discovers Ezra Pound's 1916 memoir on the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, which became one of the most influential texts on his work.

1922

Dog

LH 2 Dog, marble, the Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Despite being one of Moore’s earliest carvings, the marble is cut with crisp definition depicting tense limbs as if the dog could pounce at any moment.

1922

Mother and Child

LH 3 Mother and Child, Portland stone, current whereabouts unknown.

Moore’s first mother and child, a theme that will preoccupy him throughout his career.

1922

Standing Nude Girl, One Arm Raised,

HMF 78 Standing Nude Girl, One Arm Raised, Chalk, pen and ink, crayon, wash, the Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

At this time, Moore begins to use experimental techniques whilst drawing from life; this is one of the earliest instances of his combination of pen, ink, chalk and wash.

1922

Tutankhamen's tomb is discovered miraculously intact.

1923

Royal College of Art

Leon Underwood quits from the Royal College of Art but continues to teach Moore and his friends privately at their request.

1923

Charles Rutherston

Charles Rutherston (brother of the principal of the Royal College of Art) buys two of Moore’s carvings becoming his first patron and invites the young artist to see his extensive collection in Bradford.

1923

Head of the Virgin

LH 6 Head of the Virgin, Marble, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1988.

In opposition to the RCA’s curriculum, Moore carves this copy of a Madonna from the Victoria & Albert Museum directly rather than copying it with a pointing machine.

1923

Head of a Girl

LH 15 Head of a Girl, White clay (terracotta), The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

One of Moore’s few modelled rather than carved sculptures in the 1920s.

1924

First group exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London

First group exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London alongside fellow students at the Royal College of Art Edward Burra, Barbara Hepworth, Percy Horton, Roland Vivian Pitchforth and Charles Tunnicliffe.

1924

Maternity

LH 22 Maternity, Hopton wood stone, Leeds City Art Gallery: presented by the Contemporary Arts Society 1946.

Demonstrating Moore’s interests in direct carving and his more confident handling of the material.

1924

The first UK Labour government takes power

1924

Two Seated Figures

HMF 262 Two Seated Figures, Pencil,  pen and ink, Art Gallery of Ontario: gift of Henry Moore 1974.

The drawing demonstrates influences of Picasso’s neoclassical period and Cézanne’s bathers.

1924

Granted a travelling scholarship

Granted a travelling scholarship after graduating to see the work of the Old Masters in Italy. His trip is delayed until 1925 as he acts as sculpture tutor until a replacement can be found.

1925

Travels through France to Italy on a scholarship

1925

Works as part-time sculpture tutor at the Royal College of Art, a post he holds until 1931.

1925

View of the Arno

HMF 356 View of the Arno, Florence, Pen and ink, chalk, wash, the Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977

Moore travels to the river Arno in Tuscany, Italy to experience the Old Masters.

1925

Woman with Upraised Arms

LH 23 Woman with Upraised Arms, 1924-5, Hopton wood stone, the Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

The first example of carving through the stone, foreshadowing his later use of the hole to create a formal contrast between the solid and void

1925

Recumbent Male Figure

LH 24 Recumbent Male Figure, Mansfield stone, destroyed.

Moore’s first reclining figure and a rare representation of a male figure.

1925

Constantin Brancusi sculpts Bird in Space.

1926

Exhibits in a group exhibition at St George's Gallery, London.

1926

Head of a Woman

LH 36 Head of a Woman, Cast concrete, Wakefield Art Galleries and Museums.

Moore begins creating sculpture in concrete, which at the time is largely confined to architecture.

1926

The Bauhaus moves to a purpose-built site designed by Walter Gropius in Dessau.

1927

The first film with sound is screened in the USA.

1927

Head and Shoulders

LH 48 Head and Shoulders, Verde di Prato, current whereabouts unknown.

Described as Moore’s first masterpiece by the dealer Dr Heinz Roland.

1927

Mask

LH 41 Mask, Cast concrete, current whereabouts unknown.

The first of twelve masks created over the next three years inspired by Mexican and African masks.

1927

Moore at 3 Grove Studios, Hammersmith.

1927

The Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester buys four of Moore’s drawings, the first acquisition by a public museum.

1928

First solo exhibition

First solo exhibition at the Warren Gallery, London where works are bought by the illustrious artists Jacob Epstein, Augustus John and Henry Lamb.

1928

West Wind Relief

LH 58 West Wind Relief, Portland stone, London Regional Transport.

Moore’s first public commission is for the headquarters of the London Underground.

1928

Reclining Figure with Child

HMF 682 Reclining Figure with Child, Pen and ink, watercolour wash, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

The five different angles and lines incorporating the central figure suggest Moore was considering how this composition would translate to a carved sculpture.

1929

Marries Irina Radetzky

Marries Irina Radetzky, a painting student at the Royal College of Art, moving together to Hampstead, a hub of the arts.

1929

Reclining Figure

LH 59 Reclining Figure, Brown Hornton stone, Leeds City Art Gallery.

Inspired by the Pre Columbian Chacmool, which will become the most influential piece on Moore’s oeuvre prompting a career-long series of reclining figures.

1929

Seated Figure

LH 65 Seated Figure, Cast concrete, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of Irina Moore 1979.

The pose references Sumerian and Egyptian sculpture whilst the contour down the face indicates Moore’s first influences of Cubism.

1929

Reclining Figure

HMF 730 Reclining Figure, Brush and ink, charcoal, chalk, collage, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

An unusually colourful collage for Moore, which is possibly inspired by Braque.

1929

The Wall Street Crash in America starts the Great Depression.

1930

Venice Biennale

The British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale exhibits Moore’s work alongside fellow British sculptors Jacob Epstein and John Skeaping and painters Augustus John, Wilson Steer and Walter Sickert.

1930

The first major critical assessment

The first major critical assessment of Moore’s work is written by R.H. Wilsenki for the highly respected Apollo: the international magazine of art and antiques.

1930

Elected to the 7 and 5 Society

Elected to the 7 and 5 Society, consisting of seven painters and five sculptors.

1930

Henry and Irina in the studio at Parkhill Road, Hampstead

1930

Reclining Figure

LH 85 Reclining Figure, Ironstone, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection: University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Carved from a stone found on the beach whilst on holiday to Norfolk with Barbara Hepworth and John Skeaping.

1930

Girl with Clasped Hands

LH 93 Girl with Clasped Hands, Cumberland alabaster, The British Council, London.

Inspired by Sumerian figures which often feature enlarged heads and clasped hands as a means of emphasising their humanity.

1930

Standing Female Figure

HMF 760 Standing Female Figure, Pen and ink, crayon, watercolour wash, gouache, oil paint, The Board of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Moore’s wife Irina is pictured in the artist’s studio surrounded by his works: LH 33 Standing Woman, 1926; LH 62 Mask, 1929 and possibly LH 55 Seated Figure, 1928, which was destroyed by a bomb in the war.

1931

Second solo exhibition at The Leicester Galleries

Second solo exhibition at The Leicester Galleries, London where the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg acquire the first sculpture for a museum.

1931

Leaves London

Leaves London for Jasmine Cottage in Kent allowing for more space.

1931

Resigns from his teaching post

Resigns from his teaching post at the Royal College of Art after a vicious press campaign against him backed by colleagues.

1931

LH 99 Composition

LH 99 Composition, Blue hornton stone, The Moore Danowski Trust.

Moore described this venture into abstraction as an important stage in the development of his sculpture.

1931

LH 101 cast 6 Reclining Figure

LH 101 cast 6 Reclining Figure, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

A development in Moore’s art where the human figure is pushed into near abstraction. The three parallel lines cutting across a hollowed out area foreshadow Moore’s stringed sculptures created between 1937 and 1940.

1931

CGM 1 Figures, Sculptures

CGM 1 Figures, Sculptures, Woodcut, The Henry Moore Foundation.

Moore makes two woodcuts in 1931, his only works in the medium and he doesn’t explore printmaking again until 1939.

1931

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth’s Pierced Form inspires Moore’s use of the abstract hole as a formal device between the solid and void.

1932

Head of Sculpture

Becomes Head of Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art, holding the post until the school relocates at the outbreak of World War II.

1932

Christmas concert

Performs as an ancient Greek torso in the staff performance at the Chelsea School of Art Christmas concert.

1932

Moves towards a more abstract style informed by contact with European contemporary artists.

1932

Composition

LH 119 Composition, African wonderstone, wood base, The Trustees of the Tate Gallery, London: presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1960.

The abstraction of the bust indicates the influences of Hans Arp and the Surrealists on Moore during the 1930s.

1932

Mother and Child

LH 121 Mother and Child, Green hornton stone, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Moore polished the green hornton stone, which emphasised the form of the sculpture

1933

Moore working in his studio at Parkhill Road, Hampstead.

1933

Giacometti, Zadkine and Lipchitz

Meets the influential avant-garde sculptors Giacometti, Zadkine and Lipchitz in Paris.

1933

Artists International Association

Joins the Artists International Association, which pledges to fight fascism and imperialist war.

1933

HMF 1331 Ideas for Sculpture

HMF 1331 Ideas for Sculpture, Pencil, pen and ink, crayon, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Moore used drawing as a tool to develop and eliminate ideas for sculptures, often using repetition on single pages.

1933

Minotaure

The Surrealist publication Minotaure is launched by André Breton and Pierre Mabille.

1934

Unit One

Exhibits and publishes a book with Unit One, co-founded with Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth the previous year to promote modern art, architecture and design.

1934

The first monograph

The first monograph on Moore by Herbert Read is published by Zwemmer’s book shop.

1934

A trip to Spain

Henry and Irina make their only trip to Spain and won’t return after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

1934

Hole and Lump

LH 154a Hole and Lump, Elmwood, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1979.

Moore begins making abstract holes in his sculpture in 1933 after admiring his friend Barbara Hepworth’s work.

1934

Square Form

LH 154b Square Form, Burgundy stone, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of Mrs Irina Moore 1979.

Square Form indicates Moore’s friendship with Ben Nicholson who at this time was making white reliefs. The geometric shape represents architecture although the incisions refer to the human body.

1934

Studies for Square Forms

HMF 1103 Studies for Square Forms, Pencil, crayon, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Demonstrating Moore’s close relationship with Hepworth, Nicholson and European artists such as Mondrian and Miró.

1934

The Isokon Flats

The Isokon Flats, a symbol of modernism designed by Wells Coates, opens in Hampstead, London.

1935

Burcroft

Moves to a house called Burcroft in Kent. A modern bungalow rather than a cottage, the house was much lighter, and Moore described the garden as encouraging his interest in making sculpture for natural landscapes.

1935

Small-scale sculptures

Starts making sculptures from small-scale models in plaster or clay rather than drawings.

1935

Zwemmer's Gallery

Exhibits in the last 7 and 5 society exhibition at Zwemmer's Gallery.

1935

Sculpture

LH 161 Sculpture, White marble, Art Institute of Chicago.

A rare purely abstracted sculpture.

1935

Naum Gabo, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy

Modernist artists and designers, Naum Gabo, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy come to London.

1936

Two Forms

LH 153 Two Forms, 1934 is acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York after being included in their major exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art.

1936

International Surrealist Exhibition

Sits on the committee of the International Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London, exhibiting three drawings and four sculptures.

1936

The Leicester Galleries

The Leicester Galleries, London holds a solo exhibition of Moore’s work.

1936

Reclining Figure

LH 162 Reclining Figure, Elmwood, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo: Room of Contemporary Art Fund 1939.

The first of six major reclining figures in Elmwood.

1936

Square Form

LH 167 Square Form, Green hornton stone, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Even at its most abstracted, Moore insisted that his work always referred to human emotions if not physical resemblance.

1936

The Spanish Civil War begins.

1937

Visits Picasso's studio

Visits Picasso's studio with André Breton, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst and Alberto Giacometti seeing Guernica in progress.

1937

Circle: International Survey of Constructive Art

Circle: International Survey of Constructive Art includes texts by Moore at a time when he was close both to the Constructivists and their opposition, the Surrealists.

1937

Reclining Figure

LH 178 Reclining Figure, Hopton wood stone, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, gift of Lois Orswell.

One of Moore’s most abstracted reclining figures demonstrating influence from the European Surrealists.

1937

Stringed Relief

LH 182 Stringed Relief, Beechwood and string, Private collection, USA.

The first of a series of stringed sculptures inspired by mathematical models in the Science Museum and exhibiting constructivist tendencies.

1937

Sculpture in a Setting

HMF 1318 Sculpture in a Setting, Chalk, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Moore’s 1935 sculpture Family is depicted in a barren landscape recalling the metaphysical paintings of Georgio de Chirico

1937

The 'Degenerate Art'

The Nazi government holds the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition in Munich.

1938

International Exhibition of Abstract Art

Moore’s work is included in the International Exhibition of Abstract Art at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

1938

Mother and Child

LH 186 Mother and Child, Plaster and string.

A maquette that was cast into lead and bronze, here the string connects the figures’ two heads and the infant’s mouth with the mother’s breasts.

1938

Recumbent Figure

LH 191 Recumbent Figure, Green hornton stone, The Trustees of the Tate Gallery, London: presented by the Contemporary Arts Society, 1939.

Made for the terrace of a country house to bridge the passage from the architecture to the landscape.

1939

Moves back to London

Moves back to London to No.7 Mall Studios, Hampstead with Irina.

1939

Bird Basket

LH 205 Bird Basket, Lignum vitae and string, Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to The Henry Moore Foundation in 2002.

The strings emphasise the space around and within the sculpture as much as the carved wood.

1939

Spanish Prisoner

CGM 3 Spanish Prisoner, Lithograph, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Moore’s first lithograph is intended to raise money for Republican soldiers who had fled France and been interned but it was never editioned.

1939

The Spanish Civil War ends.

1939

World War II begins with the invasion of Poland.

1940

Irina and Henry leave London

Irina and Henry leave London for Hertfordshire after the street of their home and studio is bombed, first renting half of Hoglands before buying the whole house.

1940

Three Points

LH 211 Three Points, cast iron, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of Irina Moore 1977.

The earliest example of a series of abstract sculptures representing the tension of points almost touching.

1940

The Helmet

LH 212 The Helmet, Bronze, The British Council, London.

Moore’s first enclosure of an interior within exterior form, a development of the mother and child sculptures.

1940

Seated Figures: Ten Studies of Mother and Child

HMF 1513a Seated Figures: Ten Studies of Mother and Child, Pencil, wax crayon, watercolour wash, pen and ink, gouache, The Henry Moore Foundation: purchased 1985.

Similar in composition to some of Moore’s 1943 maquettes for a Madonna and Child for a church in Northampton completed in 1944.

1941

Official War Artist

Becomes an Official War Artist after showing his shelter drawings to his friend and chairman of the War Artists’ Advisory Committee, Kenneth Clark. Out of sympathy for the shelterers, Moore does not make any direct sketches underground, instead taking descriptive notes on the back of an envelope before returning to his studio to draw from memory.

1941

Moore's first retrospective

Moore's first retrospective exhibition at Temple Newsam, Leeds.

1941

Trustee of the Tate Gallery

Becomes a Trustee of the Tate Gallery holding the position until 1948 then again from 1949 to 1956.

1941

Pink and Green Sleepers

HMF 1845 Pink and Green Sleepers, Pencil, wax crayon, coloured crayon, chalk, watercolour wash, pen and ink, The Trustees of the Tate Gallery, London: presented by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee 1946.

The greens and blues of the figures and the close composition evocatively portray the dank, crowded conditions of the underground.

1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor causing the USA to enter the war.

1942

Coalminers near Castleford

Commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee to draw the coalminers near Castleford, where he can draw in situ.

1942

Appointed to the Art Panel

Appointed to the Art Panel of the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts.

1942

Miners Pushing Tubs

HMF 1933 Miners Pushing Tubs, Pencil, wax crayon, coloured crayon, watercolour, wash, pen and ink, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

A page from Moore’s coalmining sketchbook.

1942

Crowd Looking at a Tied-Up Object

HMF 2064 Crowd Looking at a Tied-Up Object, Pencil, wax crayon, charcoal (rubbed), watercolour, wash, pen and ink, The British Museum, London: from the Estate of Lord Clark.

The shrouded object and barren landscape bears similarities to Surrealism and Georgio De Chirico’s metaphysical landscapes.

1942

Auschwitz

The mass murder of Jewish people at Auschwitz begins.

1943

The Buchholz Gallery

The Buchholz Gallery, New York holds Moore’s first solo exhibition outside the UK.

1943

Out of Chaos

Jill Craigie films Henry Moore in the London Underground for the film Out of Chaos, showing Moore and other war artists at work.

1943

Textile Design

HMF 2139 Textile Design, pencil, wax crayon, coloured crayon, crayon, watercolour, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Commissioned to create designs for textiles, which were fabricated into head scarves and other fashion items and soft furnishings, Moore initially created a series of 'textile design' drawings.

1943

Madonna and Child

LH 224 Madonna and Child, Terracotta.

(Sketch model for LH 226)

After a two-year break from making sculpture during the war, this is one of ten maquettes for a commission for a Madonna and Child in a church in Northampton.

1943

The Allied forces invade Italy.

1943

Naum Gabo, Linear Construction No. 1.

Constructivist artist Naum Gabo creates Linear Construction No. 1, a sculpture made from stretched nylon filament and perspex.

1944

The Allied invasion of France, known as D-Day.

1944

Moore's mother, Mary, dies

1944

Madonna and Child

LH 226 Madonna and Child, Hornton stone, St. Matthew’s Church, Northampton: gift of Canon J Rowden Hussey.

Commissioned for St Matthew’s church, Northampton, this is the first piece which translates Moore’s mother and child theme to a religious subject.

1944

Family Group

LH 231 Family Group, Terracotta, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

One of a series of maquettes for Henry Moore’s commission for Harlow New Town.

1945

Honorary degree

Leeds University gives Moore an honorary degree, the first of over 20 he will receive from universities internationally.

1945

Nikolaus Pevsner

Nikolaus Pevsner proclaims Moore “the greatest British sculptor now alive.”

1945

Three Standing Figures

LH 258 Three Standing Figures, Plaster with surface colour, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

The maquette for the larger work in Darley Dale stone positioned in Battersea Park in 1948; the drapery and the apprehensive poses refer to Moore’s ‘shelter drawings’.

1945

The first atomic bombs are dropped in Japan ending World War II.

1946

New Towns Act

The New Towns Act plans an ambitious programme for building 11 new towns.

1946

Mary, Henry and Irina's only child is born.

1946

Reclining Figure

LH 263 Reclining Figure, elmwood.

Moore felt this piece had a richer three-dimensional sense than any of his previous large wood carvings.

1946

Studies of the Artist's Child

HMF 2359 Studies of the Artist's Child, Pencil, Arts Council Collection, South Bank Centre, London.

Moore created a number of drawings with repeated studies of his daughter throughout her childhood.

1947

Royal Fine Art Commission

Elected a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission acting until 1971.

1947

Drawing for Wood Sculpture

HMF 2403 Drawing for Wood Sculpture, Pencil, wax crayon, pen and ink, gouache, watercolour, wash, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1985.

This sketchbook drawing refers to Moore’s combined interests of natural materials such as wood and bone as well as the human form.

1948

International Sculpture Prize

Awarded the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale where Moore represents Britain alongside J.M.W. Turner.

1948

Three Standing Figures

LH 268 Three Standing Figures, Darley Dale stone, Borough of Wandsworth, London (gift of the Contemporary Art Society 1948).

Commissioned for the first open air exhibition in Battersea Park, where Moore sits on the organising committee.

1948

Family Group

HMF 2504 Family Group, Pencil, wax crayon, watercolour wash, pen and ink, brush and ink, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Amongst the largest of Moore’s drawings, this work refers to Moore’s sculptural output with lines in what he called ‘sectional line drawing’, which emphasises the three-dimensional forms of the figures.

1948

The National Health Service and National Insurance are launched in the UK.

1948

The Cold War begins.

1949

Tate Gallery

Re-elected as a Trustee of the Tate Gallery, holding the post until 1956.

1949

Family Group

LH 269 cast 1 Family Group, Bronze, The Barclay School, Stevenage.

Scaled-up from a maquette for an unrealised commission for a school in Impington, the first cast of Family Group was created for Barclay Secondary School at Stevenage, a town created under the New Towns Act.

1949

Nato is established.

1950

Turns down a knighthood.

1950

Henry, Irina and Mary at their home Hoglands in Perry Green.

1950

Perry Green

Moore’s secretary helps in his garden foundry at Perry Green.

1950

Helmet Head No. 1

LH 279 Helmet Head No. 1, Lead, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of Irina Moore 1977.

Moore’s ‘Helmet Head’ sculptures continue his explorations of an internal form enclosed by an external form.

1950

Standing Figure

LH 290 cast b Standing Figure, Bronze, Private collection.

Moore is overjoyed with the positioning of this piece in the wild surroundings of the Keswick Estate, Glenkiln, Scotland where it is later joined by his King and Queen and Upright Motive No. 1: Glenkiln Cross.

1950

Head of Prometheus

CGM 22 Head of Prometheus (Tête de Prométhée), Lithograph, The Henry Moore Foundation.

From a portfolio of lithographs exploring the Promethean myth which includes echoes of his draped sculptural figures of the period.

1950

The Korean War begins.

1951

BBC documentary

Moore is the subject of a BBC documentary titled Henry Moore, the first ever film on a living artist, to coincide with his commission for the Festival of Britain.

Click here to watch the film on the BBC Archive website.

1951

Tate Gallery

Tate Gallery holds their first retrospective of Moore’s work to coincide with the Festival of Britain.

1951

Greece

Henry and Irina visit Greece where Moore is struck by the light and influenced by the drapery of Classical sculptures.

1951

Anthony Caro

Anthony Caro begins working as Moore’s assistant.

1951

Reclining Figure: Festival

LH 293, Reclining Figure: Festival, Bronze, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh: presented by the Arts Council of Great Britain through the Scottish Arts Council 1969.

The Festival of Britain Committee requests a family group but Moore provides a reclining figure, which he describes as “the first sculpture in which I succeeded in making form and space sculpturally inseparable.”

1951

Wrapped Madonna and Child: Night Time

HMF 2714 Wrapped Madonna and Child: Night Time, c.1951. Pencil, wax crayon, watercolour wash, pen and ink. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, gift of Charlotte Bergman to the American Friends of the Israel Museum.

Accompanying a day-time version and reflecting earlier influences of Surrealism with parallels with a 1942 drawing, Crowd Looking at a Tied Up Object.

1952

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned after the death of King George VI.

1952

Time/Life screen

LH 344 Time/Life screen, Portland stone, Pearl Assurance, Time/Life Building, London.  

Moore is first commissioned to create a reclining figure for the Time/Life building on Bond Street, London before being approached to create this screen which was integrated into the façade of the building.

1952

Double Standing Figure

Double Standing Figure is displayed at the entrance to the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which houses works by eight younger sculptors. In the catalogue essay Moore is described as “in some sense the parent of them all.”

1953

International Sculpture Prize

Awarded the International Sculpture Prize at the São Paulo Biennial, Brazil.

1953

King and Queen

LH 350 cast 00 King and Queen, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1991.

The idea for King and Queen comes when Moore is playing with wax which transforms into the ‘pan-like’ head of the king.

1953

The structure of DNA is discovered.

1954

Visits Henraux quarry, Italy

Visits Querceta at the Carrara mountains, Italy, for the dealer, Curt Valentin’s funeral visiting the Henraux marble quarry for the first time, which prompts a new working relationship.

1954

Large Upright Internal/External Form

LH 297a Large Upright Internal/External Form, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

The external form protects an internal form as developed in Moore’s mother and child then helmet sculptures.

1954

Warrior with Shield

LH 360 cast 00 Warrior with Shield, Bronze, The British Institute, Florence: on loan to the Commune di Firenze.

Moore’s first single male figure in sculpture since a student is inspired by a stone found in his garden reminding him of the stump of a leg.

1954

Henri Matisse dies.

1955

The National Gallery

Elected a Trustee of the National Gallery, holding the post until 1974.

1955

Harlow Family Group

LH 364 Harlow Family Group, Hadene stone, Harlow Art Trust, Harlow.

The first commission for Harlow New Town, the family group was chosen to represent the young families living in the town.

1955

Queen's Birthday Honours List

Appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, a significant accolade only awarded to 50 people at one time.

1955

Wall Relief

LH 375 Wall Relief, Brick, Bouwcentrum, Rotterdam.

Moore’s only work in brick is commissioned for an extension to the Bouwcentrum, Rotterdam’s Building Centre.

1956

UNESCO

Begins working on ideas for a commission for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, which is unveiled in 1958.

1956

Upright Motive No.1: Glenkiln Cross

LH 377 Upright Motive No.1: Glenkiln Cross, Bronze, The Trustees of the Tate Gallery: gift of the artist 1978.

Moore created 13 upright motive maquettes and this was the first of five to be enlarged. The name comes from Sir William Keswick’s estate near Dumfries, Scotland, where the first bronze cast is for many years sited on a hillside high above the reservoir.

1956

Animal Head

LH 396 Animal Head, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Animal Head resembles bones, one of the natural materials to profoundly influence Moore.

1956

Modern Art in the United States

Modern Art in the United States at the Tate Gallery brought a large exhibition of modern painting, sculpture and prints from America to the UK for the first time.

1957

Touring exhibition

Touring exhibition of Moore’s work from Canada and New Zealand reaches South Africa drawing 21,500 visitors.

1957

Seated Figure against Curved Wall

LH 422 Seated Figure against Curved Wall, Arts Council Collection, South Bank Centre, London.

An early example of Moore placing figures on steps or against walls.

1957

Constantin Brancusi dies.

1958

Unesco Reclining Figure

Unesco Reclining Figure, Roman travertine marble, Unesco, Paris.

Moore spends almost a year traveling to Italy to create this monumental work for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, his largest work to date.

1958

Auschwitz

Visits Auschwitz to judge a competition for a memorial at the site.

1958

Draped Seated Woman

LH 428 cast 2 Draped Seated Woman, Bronze, London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

After a trip to Greece in 1951, Moore adopted the use of drapery to emphasise the form of his figures as inspired by ancient Greek art.

1958

Thirteen Standing Figures

CGM 41 Thirteen Standing Figures, Lithograph, The Henry Moore Foundation.

Thirteen Standing Figures relates to Moore’s sculptural output such as Three Standing Figures from 1953 and his textile designs from the 1940s.

1959

Time magazine

Time magazine runs an article appraising what they consider an international renaissance of sculpture including Moore, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Jacques Lipchitz, Giacomo Manzù and Pablo Picasso.

1959

Touring exhibition in Poland

1959

Two Piece Reclining Figure No.1

LH 457 Two Piece Reclining Figure No.1, Bronze, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

Two Piece Reclining Figure No.1 epitomises Moore’s interest in the body-as-landscape metaphor.

1959

The Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum, New York opens in Frank Lloyd Wright’s striking building.

1960

The Whitechapel Art Gallery

The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London holds an exhibition of Moore’s work.

1960

Helmet Head No. 3

LH 467 Helmet Head No. 3, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Created 20 years after the first helmet, the angles in this sculpture demonstrate Moore’s interests in both organic and geometric forms.

1960

Brasilia

Brasilia, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, becomes the capital of Brazil.

1961

Alistair Gordon

Alistair Gordon writes for the Connoisseur magazine “it is difficult for us in Britain to understand … just how much Moore is revered abroad: he is considered quite simply as the greatest living sculptor.”

1961

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

1961

Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge

LH 482a Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

The thin, sharp forms represent a stylistic change, which was inspired by a bone which, along with plasticine additions for the head and base, formed the maquette.

1961

The Berlin Wall is built to separate East and West Berlin.

1962

New York

Visits New York to look at the site of a possible commission at the Lincoln Center for a sculpture within a large pool; decides on a two-part reclining figure, which is unveiled in 1965.

1962

Three Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 1

LH 499 Three Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 1, plaster, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

A maquette for a larger piece and also cast into bronze itself.

1962

Large Slow Form

LH 502a Large Slow Form, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

A single right angle is repeated five times, reminding Moore of the slow movement of a tortoise.

1963

Order of Merit

Awarded the Order of Merit, reserved for only 24 people of outstanding distinction.

1963

Locking Piece

LH 515 Locking Piece, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1987.

Inspired by two interlocked stones Moore found, and also refers to his interest in joints and bones.

1963

President John F Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, USA.

1964

Forte dei Marmi, Italy

Buys a house near the Carrara marble quarries in Forte dei Marmi, Italy prompting a resurgence in carved works in marble.

1964

Two Forms

LH 529 Two Forms, White marble, Private collection, USA.

Using the traditional marble of Carrara, Two Forms refers to classicism.  

1964

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment, South Africa.

1965

Reclining Figure

LH 519 cast 1 Reclining Figure, Bronze, Lincoln Center, New York: gift of Mr and Mrs Albert List.

Visits New York to install Reclining Figure at the Lincoln Center

1965

Knife Edge Two Piece

LH 516 cast 2 Knife Edge Two Piece, Bronze, City of Westminster.

Sited outside the Houses of Parliament, London since its creation.

1965

Sundial

LH 528 cast 0 Sundial, Bronze, The Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum,Chicago

Commissioned for the Times offices in London.

1965

New Generation Sculpture

The Whitechapel Gallery’s New Generation Sculpture exhibition includes the work of David Annesley, Michael Bolus, Tim Scott, William Tucker and Isaac Witkin, who had all been taught by Anthony Caro.

1966

Nuclear Energy

LH 526 Nuclear Energy, Bronze, University of Chicago, Chicago.

Commissioned to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction.

1966

Double Oval

LH 560 Double Oval, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1992.

Double Oval takes Moore’s abstract hole to a monumental scale.

1966

Alberto Giacometti dies.

1967

René Magritte dies.

1967

Mother and Child

LH 573 Mother and Child, Rosa Aurora Marble, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of Mrs Irina Moore 1977.

Unlike other abstracted two-part mother and child sculptures, here the maternal and infant elements touch indicating their interdependency.

1967

Large Totem Head

LH 577 Large Totem Head, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1987.

The title and the form refer to Western Sudanese Dogon masks that were included in the Surrealist magazine, Minotaure that Moore contributed to in 1933 and which continued to impact on his work throughout his career.

1968

Upright Motive No.9

LH 586a Upright Motive No.9, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

The totemic form appears ancient and is reminiscent of prehistoric fertility goddesses such as the Venus of Willendorf.

1968

Seventieth birthday

Seventieth birthday retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

1968

Awarded the Erasmus Prize

Awarded the Erasmus Prize for achievements in subjects not covered by the Nobel Prize.

1969

Elephant Skull

HMF 3187 Elephant Skull, Ballpoint pen, charcoal, chinagraph, Private collection, UK.

From Moore’s elephant skull album, a series of drawings based on a skull in his studio, which was also the subject of a series of etchings.

1969

The first man on the moon.

1970

Perry Green

Installs a printing press in his studio at Perry Green.

1970

Oval with Points

LH 596 cast 0 Oval with Points, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

The largest of a number of works that feature points almost touching, creating a dynamic tension.

1970

Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman’s Henry Moore Bound to Fail, responds to contemporary artists’ criticism of Moore.

1971

Royal Institute of British Architects.

Elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

1971

Large Square Form with Cut

LH 599 Large Square Form with Cut, Rio Serra Marble, City of Prato, Italy.

At over five metres high this sculpture was constructed in pieces at the Henraux marble works, Querceta, which Moore described as like building a cathedral.

1972

Sheep Piece

LH 627 Sheep Piece, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Named after Moore placed the sculpture in a field in his estate he leased to a farmer, becoming a favoured shelter of the sheep.

1972

Sheep with Lambs at the Edge of a Wood

HMF 3336 Sheep with Lambs at the Edge of a Wood, Ballpoint pen, Waddington Galleries, London.

From Moore’s sheep sketchbook.

1972

Stonehenge

HMF 3431 Stonehenge, Chalk, charcoal, pen and ink, wash, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Known as ‘the black drawings’, this period is inspired by his experiences drawing in the coalmines in the 1940s and two Seurat drawings in his collection.

1972

Forte di Belvedere

Moore becomes the first living artist to be awarded an exhibition at the Forte di Belvedere, Florence, which is opened by Princess Margaret.

1972

The Henry Moore Trust

The Henry Moore Trust is set up to allow for Moore’s estate at Perry Green to become a sculpture park after Moore’s death. Much of the land and the sculptures on it are transferred to the Trust.

1973

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, London celebrates Moore’s career with a waxwork.

1973

Hill Arches

LH 636 cast 0 Hill Arches, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Originally conceived to be placed on a hill in Perry Green, a position later occupied by Large Reclining Figure, which was bigger and could be seen better from afar.

1973

Pablo Picasso dies.

1973

Divided Landscape

CGM 256 Divided Landscape, Lithograph in black, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

From a series of lithographs inspired by the poems of W.H. Auden for an exhibition at the British Museum.

1974

Goslar Warrior

LH 641 cast 1 Goslar Warrior, Bronze, City of Goslar

Moore was commissioned to produce a work for Goslar, Germany after being nominated for a prestigious art prize by the town; he selected this work, previously titled The Falling Warrior and changed its name for the location in the Imperial Palace Garden.

1974

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Henry Moore Centre opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario following Moore’s gift of 101 sculptures, 57 drawings and 200 prints.

1975

Reclining Figure: Bone

LH 643 Reclining Figure: Bone, Travertine Marble, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

Bone and other found materials often inspired Moore’s sculptures and sometimes formed the basis of the maquettes, here bone inspires both the form and the choice of white, porous marble.

1975

The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War ends and democracy is restored after the Death of Franco.

1975

Moore's friend Barbara Hepworth dies.

1976

The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum holds an exhibition of Moore’s war drawings.

1976

Reclining Mother and Child

LH 649 Reclining Mother and Child, Plaster, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977, on long loan to the Dallas Museum of Art.

A rare combination of Moore’s favoured themes: the mother and child and the reclining figure.

1976

Equivalent VIII

The installation of Carl André’s Equivalent VIII at Tate causes controversy.

1976

Reclining Figure

HMF 76(14) Reclining Figure, Pencil, ballpoint pen, wax crayon, watercolour, crayon, gouache, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

1977

The Henry Moore Foundation

The Henry Moore Foundation is set up to administer the sale and exhibition of Moore’s works, based in Moore’s estate in Perry Green.

1977

Mirror Knife Edge

LH 714 cast 1 Mirror Knife Edge, Bronze, NGA: Gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

An enlarged version of Knife Edge Two Piece reconfigured in a mirror image for the extension to the National Gallery in Washington.

1977

The Pompidou Centre opens in Paris.

1978

The Tate Gift

Moore donates 36 sculptures and a complete set of his graphics to Tate after first discussing the gift in 1967.

1978

Moore's eightieth birthday.

Exhibitions are held at Tate, the Serpentine Gallery and City Art Gallery Bradford to celebrate Moore's eightieth birthday.

1978

Three Bathers - After Cézanne

LH 741 Three Bathers – After Cézanne, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1987.

Directly informed by a painting by Cézanne that Moore owned.

1978

Mother and Child

LH 754 Mother and Child, Stalactite, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

Moore’s only work in the rare, crystalline material, stalactite, is a focus on the leg area of his 1972-3 work Four Piece Reclining Figure.

1978

Reclining Figure: Sunset

HMF 78(21) Reclining Figure: Sunset, Charcoal, watercolour, ballpoint pen, gouache, collaged drawing, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1987.

This drawing reflects Moore’s desire to have his sculptures displayed outside, preferably in natural landscapes.

1979

Three Forms Vertebrae

LH 580a Three Forms Vertebrae, Bronze, City Centre Plaza, Dallas.

This enlarged and rearranged version of Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae is commissioned for the Dallas City Hall.

1979

Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher is elected the UK’s first female Prime Minister.

1980

Victoria & Albert Museum

Eight tapestries created from Moore’s recent drawings are exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

1980

Castleford

Moore presents his childhood town, Castleford with Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure .

1980

The Arch

LH 503c The Arch, Travertine marble, The Department of the Environment, London: gift of the Henry Moore Foundation 1980, for permanent siting in Kensington Gardens.

After the success of the display of sculptures in Kensington Gardens for Moore’s eightieth birthday exhibition, this work was donated for permanent display.

1980

Three-Quarter Figure: Lines

LH 797 Three-Quarter Figure: Lines, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

Moore first used protruding lines on sculpture created from attaching string to the model in his 1951 work Reclining Figure: Festival, he has revisited the device here to add geometric lines to an organic form creating a contrast more usually reserved for his drawings.

1981

The British Council

The British Council stages the largest ever exhibition of Moore’s work with almost 600 works touring to Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona, drawing over 250,000 visitors.

1981

Tilted Arc

Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc is installed in Federal Plaza, New York immediately prompting resistance causing it to be removed in 1989 after a legal battle.

1981

Large Spindle Piece

LH 593a Large Spindle Piece, Travertine marble, Hotel Intercontinental, Miami.

Inspired by a piece of flint in Moore’s studio, the maquette is scaled up to over three metres high with the outward points creating a dynamic energy.

1982

Leeds City Art Gallery

The Henry Moore Sculpture Gallery and Centre for the Study of Sculpture opens at Leeds City Art Gallery.

1982

Large Divided Oval: Butterfly

LH 571b Large Divided Oval: Butterfly, Bronze, Kongnesshale, City of Berlin.

Like many of Moore’s abstract works, this piece subtly refers to the subject indicated by the title, with large bronze forms managing to refer to lightness and flight.

1982

Mountains and Sky

HMF 82(248) Mountains and Sky, Charcoal, pastel, watercolour wash, pencil, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1987.

From Moore’s ‘black period’ inspired by his coalmining drawings and two drawings he owns by Seurat.

1982

The Falklands War

The Falklands War lasts for ten weeks between Argentina and the UK.

1983

Metropolitan Museum of Art

A major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York shows Moore’s early carvings addressing his reputation for only making monumental outdoor works.

1983

Mother and Child I

CGM 671 Mother and Child I, Etching and aquatint in four colours, The Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977.

One of thirty etchings from Moore’s last major graphic album and the largest of any of his print projects, the ‘Mother and Child’ album.

1983

Mother and Child: Hood

LH 851 Mother and Child: Hood, Travertine marble, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

Moore’s last commission, for St Paul’s Cathedral, London, abstracts the Madonna and Child theme.

1984

French honours

Nominated Commandeur de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur; French President Franҫois Mitterand visits Perry Green for the occasion

1984

Large Reclining Figure

LH 192b Large Reclining Figure, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

At nine metres long this is Moore’s largest ever sculpture; commissioned for the Overseas Banking Corporation, Singapore, a second edition is sited on a man-made mound in Moore’s estate at Perry Green. 

1984

Miners' strikes

The Miners' strikes begin across the country protesting the closures of mines and restrictions in pay.

1985

Mother and Child on Lap

LH 870 Mother and Child on Lap, Bronze, The Henry Moore Foundation: acquired 1986.

The anonymity of the figures are enhanced by the smooth surface, which is achieved by the cast being taken from a polystyrene model rather than plaster which allows for more surface texture.

1986

Hong Kong exhibitions

The Henry Moore Foundation and the British Council stage an ambitious exhibition spanning seven venues in Hong Kong.

1986

Large Figure in a Shelter

LH 652c Large Figure in a Shelter, 1985-86 bronze, City of Guernica, Spain.

Moore’s last sculptural work is presented to Guernica, Spain as a tribute to those who died in the Spanish Civil War.

1986

Moore's death

Moore dies at his home in Perry Green on 31st August survived by his wife, Irina, daughter Mary and his grandchildren.

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