Henry Moore is an important figure for the Arts Council Collection. He was a key advisor to the acquisitions committee during the early 1950s, shaping the Collection by advocating the acquisition of a significant group of post-war British sculpture. His representation within the Collection is also very strong, with sculptures and works on paper spanning five decades.
Seen together the works on display present a succint history of Moore's practice between 1927 and 1962; key creative departure points and themes can be explored in both two and three dimensions. Many of the works trace Moore's investigation of human and organic forms towards a point of abstraction.
Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (31 March - 3 November 2011)
Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery (5 September - 28 October 2012)
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (3 April - 23 June 2013)
The Hunt Museum, Limerick (24 August - 3 November 2013)
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead (8 February - 13 April 2014)
Harewood House, Yorkshire (14 June - 2 November 2014)
Installation views Longside Gallery Project Space
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