Henry Moore

1898 - 1986 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Henry Moore was an artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Henry Moore, born in 1898, died in 1986. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include David Bomberg, John Nash, Meredith Frampton, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Eileen Agar.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Henry Moore's work is available on display in several galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries include Crane Kalman Gallery, Alan Wheatley Art, as well as The Redfern Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Henry Moore's work has most recently been exhibited at Ben Hunter in London (26 June 2019 until 03 July 2019) with the exhibition Masterpiece. Henry Moore's work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; From Strength to Strength: The Power of Art (19 September 2019 - 10 October 2019) at Alan Wheatley Art in London and Spring Exhibition (11 March 2019 - 30 May 2019) at The Redfern Gallery in London. Henry Moore's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called LOUNGE ACT and took place at Galerie Clemens Gunzer | Zurich in Switzerland from the 25 December 2017 to 30 January 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been significantly overshadowed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became a significant hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Henry Moore

Henry Moore was born in 1898 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the 20th century were defined by the vibrant development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups developing different methods of communicating their ideas. The first twenty years of the twentieth century are seen as the period in art history where modernist and modern ideas first began to have cultural influence. They were a prolific time in the art world, and industrial advances such as mechanisation led to other disciplines like architecture, led by the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld, to grow at an equally high rate. The notion of a common discipline across all modes of art was epitomised in the Bauhaus movement, which became a predominant way of thinking about art. These philosophies that we associate today with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of artworks produced during this period.

Henry Moore

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