“For Me the War Passed in a Romantic Haze of Trying to be a Hero” Henry Moore

Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986) was an icon English artist. Moore was born in Castleford, the son of a coal miner. He became well-known through his carved marble and larger-scale abstract cast bronze sculptures, and was instrumental in introducing a particular form of modernism to the United Kingdom.

Artista: Henry Moore
Luogo: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Supporto: Bronzo
Data creazione: 1957

Henry was the seventh of eight children in a family that often struggled with poverty. He attended infant and elementary schools in Castleford, where he began modelling in clay and carving in wood. He professed to have decided to become a sculptor when he was eleven after hearing of Michelangelo’s achievements at a Sunday School reading.