Raymond Spencer Company
Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York 1981
Private collection, New York
Private collection, United Kingdom
Henry Moore was an English sculptor and artist. His work uses forms mirroring yet abstracting nature; especially the human figure. He gained much exposure for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.
He completed mother-and-child as well as reclining figures in space. Moore was fascinated by the nuances of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he focused on family groups. Working with positive and negative space, some of his works are pierced or have hollow spaces. Critics and admirers have likened the undulating forms in his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his birthplace, Yorkshire.
His ability in later life to fulfill large-scale commissions made him exceptionally wealthy. Yet he lived frugally and most of the money he earned went towards endowing the Henry Moore Foundation, which continues to support education and promotion of the arts.