Discover Henry Moore
Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986) was one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century and arguably the most internationally celebrated sculptor of the period. He is renowned for his semi-abstract monumental bronzes, which can be seen all over the world.
Henry Moore’s story
Moore was born in Castleford, a small mining town in Yorkshire, in 1898. After training to be a teacher and serving in the British Army he studied at Leeds School of Art and then the Royal College of Art, London.
By the 1950s Moore had begun to receive a number of international commissions. He continued working in sculpture, drawing, printmaking and textile design until his death in 1986.
Moore was a pioneer, and the first British artist to become a global star in his own lifetime. His work came to symbolise post-war modernism and can be said to have caused a British sculptural renaissance.
Henry Moore’s artwork
Moore’s artistic output encompasses sculptures, drawings, tapestries, textiles and graphic works produced over a long, varied and hugely productive career.
Our online catalogue is an ongoing project that so far details over 13,000 works by Moore from our collection and around the world.
Online artwork collection
Search our online catalogue for details of over 13,000 sculptures, drawings, tapestries, textiles and graphic works by Henry Moore.
Henry Moore around the world
A world famous artist in his own lifetime, you can see sculptures by Henry Moore in public spaces and art galleries across the world.
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Henry Moore Archive
The world’s leading resource on the life and work of Henry Moore, containing publications, correspondence, photographs and exhibition material. The archive is part of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in rural Hertfordshire.
Stories from the archive
Working in the archive often leads to uncovering fascinating stories about Henry Moore’s life and work.See more archive stories
Explore our new digital archive of Henry Moore posters
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- Stories from the Henry Moore Archive
Discover a wealth of historical exhibitions on Moore’s work, both at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and further afield.
This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore
19 May – 31 October 2021
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Moore believed that ‘tactile experience is very important as an aesthetic dimension in sculpture’. In this innovative exhibition, you are invited to touch a collection of Moore’s work in bronze and stone, plus a series of original carved benches created by the curator from Hornton stone – one of Henry Moore’s favourite materials.