Dear Henry Moore: Connections and Correspondence
3 February – 26 June 2011
Exhibition in the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery
This exhibition looks at Moore's associations with a younger generation of sculptors, for whom he was, as the critic Herbert Read described, 'in some sense a parent'.
In the early stages of their careers, many important artists felt Moore's direct influence on their development, including Anthony Caro, Isaac Witkin, Ralph Brown, Hubert Dalwood and Geoffrey Clarke.
They were taught by him, visited him, worked for him, used him as a referee for art school and teaching positions, exhibited alongside him, and initially defined their work in relation to his.
Through correspondence, papers, drawings and sculptures, drawn from our own archive and other collections (as well as oral history accounts) this exhibition explores these artists' various connections with Moore.
Dear Henry Moore was programmed to run alongside Henry Moore: Prints and Portfolios, a major exhibition of prints, etchings and drawings that explores the stories behind Moore's graphic work.