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Henry Moore in Colour

The Lightbox, Surrey, UK

Most know Henry Moore (1898-1986) as one of the most influential and innovative sculptors of the modern era. But he was also a remarkably talented and prolific drawer.

Drawing provided Moore with a versatile tool, suitable to develop ideas for sculpture but also independently of it. This exhibition presents a group of over thirty drawings by Henry Moore, animated by a striking vibrancy.

From the life studies of his student days through to the casual drawings of his late years, these works reveal a deep appreciation of the unique characteristics and possibilities of colour in drawing. They express a visual imagination that both integrates and enhances Moore’s three-dimensional practice.

Henry Moore in Colour features examples of his best-known works, such as the Shelter drawings and the large ‘presentation’ works from the 1930s, alongside more informal and experimental pieces. The exhibition covers Moore’s entire career, casting new light onto this lesser known but enduring aspect of his artistic output, and shows how drawing informed other areas of his work.

Works in the exhibition

Henry Moore in Colour includes more than 30 drawings by Henry Moore.


Getting here

The Lightbox

Chobham Road
GU21 4AA

United Kingdom

T:  01483 737 800