Henry Moore and the Arts Council Collection

This small-format book presents a number of key works by Henry Moore, showcasing prints and sculptures from the period 1929 to 1962, while expanding on previous publications through a study of Moore’s early relationship with the Arts Council Collection.

Featuring a critical essay by art historian Benedict Read, as well as a timeline of the artist’s life and involvement with the ACC, Henry Moore and the Arts Council Collection provides a succinct history of Moore’s early practice.

Foreword by Caroline Douglas
Essay by Benedict Read


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Imprint:London: Hayward Publishing, 2012

ISBN Code:9781853323027

Physical Description:

80 p.: ill. (chiefly col.), 21 cm. Softback

Tour venues:

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (3 April 2013); The Hunt Museum, Limerick (24 August 2013). Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery ( September 2012)



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.