HENRY MOORE: In the ACC opens at Longside Gallery

11 April 2011

HENRY MOORE: From the Arts Council Collection

 

Henry Moore (1898-1986) is a key figure for the Arts Council Collection. He was an important advisor to the acquisitions committee during the early 1950s, shaping the sculpture collection by advocating the acquisition of a significant group of post-war British sculpture by artists including Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick and Barbara Hepworth. Moore’s representation within the collection is also very strong with sculptures and works on paper spanning five decades. This display celebrates the work of Henry Moore in the Collection, bringing together our complete holdings of eleven sculptures and fifteen works on paper. Seen together, the works provide a succinct history of Henry Moore’s practice between 1929 and 1962, with key creative developments and themes visible in both two and three dimensions.

 

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