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Henry Moore Sculptures

British, 1898-1986

Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures, which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other prints and graphic works on paper.

His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore's works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his Yorkshire birthplace.

Moore 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. His ability in later life to fulfil large-scale commissions made him exceptionally wealthy. Despite this, he lived frugally; most of the money he earned went toward endowing the Henry Moore Foundation, which continues to support education and promotion of the arts.

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Artist: Henry Moore
MAQUETTE FOR WARRIOR WITHOUT SHIELD
By Henry Moore
Located in Aventura, FL
Bronze sculpture with patina on base. Incised "Moore" outer right leg. Executed in 1952-1953, this work is from an edition of 9 plus 1 artist's proof. Size approx 8.25 x 3.5 x 4 in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Mother and Child: Petal Skirt - Henry Moore, sculpture, modern, british, small
By Henry Moore
Located in London, GB
Henry Moore (1898-1986) Mother and Child: Petal Skirt conceived in 1955; cast in 1955 bronze; edition 4 of 6 plus 1 artist’s proof by the Fiorini foundry, London 19 x 9 x 15.5 cm (in...
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1950s Modern Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Emperor's Heads
By Henry Moore
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A sculpture by Henry Moore. "Emperor's Heads" is a figurative sculpture, bronze with a brown patina by modern British artist Henry Moore. It is signed on the base, "Moore 2/7" and is...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Reclining Figure - 20th Century, Bronze, Sculpture by Henry Moore
By Henry Moore
Located in London, GB
Conceived circa 1936-37 and cast in 1959 in an edition of 6.
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1930s Modern Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Shell Skirt
By Henry Moore
Located in New York, NY
Reclining Girl: Shell Skirt 1980 Bronze with a dark brown patina S. 4 3/10 x 7 1/5 x 3 1/10 in. (11 x 18.2 x 7.8 cm) Edition: 3/9 Signed and numbered
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1980s Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Sculptural Form
By Henry Moore
Located in New York, NY
1962 (cast in 1967) Bronze S. 8 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Edition of 9 Signed
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1960s Abstract Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Sculptural Form
By Henry Moore
Located in New York, NY
1962 (cast 1967) Bronze 8 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (20.3 x 14 x 12.1 cm) Edition of 9 Signed
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1960s Abstract Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

Baby's Head - 20th Century, Unique cast concrete sculpture by Henry Moore
By Henry Moore
Located in London, GB
Cast concrete Unique Reference: LH1/35 Provenance Mr & Mrs Rowland Howarth Thence by descent
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1920s Modern Henry Moore Sculptures

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Concrete

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" THE SPIRIT OF TEXAS " HUGE, 81" TALL BRONZE BUCKING BRONCO COWBOY WESTERN
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His grandfather was a trail boss at 18 and helped create an American legend for his grandson. So the American West is not only the artist's inspiration but his birthright. Harvey's early interest in sketching and drawing slowly evolved into a passion for painting in oils. After graduating cum laude from North Texas State University, Harvey took a position with the University of Texas in Austin, but he soon realized that weekends and nights at the easel did not satisfy his love of painting. He abandoned the security of a full-time job in 1963 and threw his total energy into a fine art career. Harvey paints the spirit of America from its western hills and prairies to the commerce of its great cities. His original paintings and bronze sculptures are in the collections of major corporations, prestigious museums, the United States government, American presidents, governors, foreign leader and captains of industry. 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His grandfather was a cowboy during the trail-driving era when legends grew up along the dusty trails north from Texas. Family stories of wild cattle and tough men were absorbed by a wide-eyed boy and became the genesis of G. Harvey's art. A graduate in fine arts at North Texas State University, Harvey taught full-time and painted nights and weekends for several years. It was through painting that he found his greatest satisfaction, and his native central Texas hill country provided the inspiration for most of his earliest work. With the development of his talent and the growth of his following, Harvey began to expand his artistic horizons. He left teaching and concentrated on a career in fine art. He sought the essence that is Texas and found it not only along the banks of the Guadalupe, but in cow camps west of the Pecos, and in the shadows of tall buildings in big Texas cities. The streets of Dallas once echoed with the sound of horse hooves and the jingle of spurs. Historic photographs reveal what it looked like, but only an artist like Harvey can enable a viewer to experience the mood and flavor or the time. Contemporary western art has too often centered on the literal representations from its roots in illustrations. Artists like G. Harvey take us a step further, to the subjective impressions that are unique to each great talent and which constitutes something special and basic to fine art expression. Harvey was a soft-spoken and unassuming man who cared deeply about what he painted without becoming maudlin or melodramatic. We sense there is more in each Harvey painting than just that which is confined to the canvas. Resources include: The American West: Legendary Artists of the Frontier, Dr. Rick Stewart, Hawthorne Publishing Company, 1986 Artist G. Harvey grew up in the rugged hills north of San Antonio, Texas from where herds of longhorn cattle were once driven up dusty trails to the Kansas railheads. 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Chaim Gross (American, 1904-1991) Patinated cast bronze sculpture, Three Acrobats, signed mounted on black marble plinth 24.5"h x 14"w x 7"d (bronze alone) Chaim Gross (March 17, 1904 – May 5, 1991) was an American modernist sculptor and educator. Gross was born to a Jewish family in Austrian Galicia, in the village of Wolowa (now known as Mezhgorye, Ukraine), in the Carpathian Mountains. In 1911, his family moved to Kolomyia (which was annexed into the Ukrainian USSR in 1939 and became part of newly independent Ukraine in 1991). When World War I ended, Gross and brother Avrom-Leib went to Budapest to join their older siblings Sarah and Pinkas. Gross applied to and was accepted by the art academy in Budapest and studied under the painter Béla Uitz, though within a year a new regime under Miklos Horthy took over and attempted to expel all Jews and foreigners from the country. After being deported from Hungary, Gross began art studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, Austria shortly before immigrating to the United States in 1921. Gross's studies continued in the United States at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, where he studied with Elie Nadelman and others, and at the Art Students League of New York, with Robert Laurent. He also attended the Educational Alliance Art School, studying under Abbo Ostrowsky, at the same time as Moses Soyer and Peter Blume. In 1926 Gross began teaching at The Educational Alliance, and continued teaching there for the next 50 years. Louise Nevelson was among his students at the Alliance (in 1934), during the time she was transitioning from painting to sculpture. In the late 1920s and early 1930s he exhibited at the Salons of America exhibitions at the Anderson Galleries and, beginning in 1928, at the Whitney Studio Club. In 1929, Gross experimented with printmaking, and created an important group of 15 linocuts and lithographs of landscapes, New York City streets and parks, women in interiors, the circus, and vaudeville. The entire suite is now in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gross returned to the medium of printmaking in the 1960s, and produced approximately 200 works in the medium over the next two decades. For more than sixty years Chaim Gross's art has expressed optimistic, affirming themes, Judaica, balancing acrobats, cyclists, trapeze artists and mothers and children convey joyfulness, modernism, exuberance, love, and intimacy. This aspect of his work remained consistent with his Jewish Hasidic heritage, which teaches that only in his childlike happiness is man nearest to God. In March 1932 Gross had his first solo exhibition at Gallery 144 in New York City. For a short time they represented Gross, as well as his friends Milton Avery, Moses Soyer, Ahron Ben-Shmuel and others. Gross was primarily a practitioner of the direct carving method, with the majority of his work being carved from wood. Other direct carvers in early 20th-century American art include William Zorach, Jose de Creeft, and Robert Laurent. Works by Chaim Gross can be found in major museums and private collections throughout the United States, with substantial holdings (27 sculptures) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. A key work from this era, now at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is the 1932 birds-eye maple Acrobatic Performers, which is also only one and one quarter inch thick. In 1933 Gross joined the government's PWAP (Public Works of Art Project), which transitioned into the WPA (Works Progress Administration), which Gross worked for later in the 1930s. Under these programs Gross taught and demonstrated art, made sculptures that were placed in schools and public colleges, made work for Federal buildings including the Federal Trade Commission Building, and for the France Overseas and Finnish Buildings at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Gross was also recognized during these years with a silver medal at the Exposition universelle de 1937 in Paris, and in 1942, with a purchase prize at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Artists for Victory" exhibition for his wood sculpture of famed circus performer Lillian Leitzel. In 1949 Gross sketched Chaim Weizmann, President of Israel, at several functions in New York City where Weizmann was speaking, Gross completed the bust in bronze later that year. Gross returned to Israel for three months in 1951 (the second of many trips there in the postwar years) to paint a series of 40 watercolors of life in various cities. This series was exhibited at the Jewish Museum (Manhattan) in 1953. In the 1950s Gross began to make more bronze sculptures alongside his wood and stone pieces, and in 1957 and 1959 he traveled to Rome to work with famed bronze foundries including the Nicci foundry. At the end of the decade Gross was working primarily in bronze which allowed him to create open forms, large-scale works and of course, multiple casts. Gross's large-scale bronze The Family, donated to New York City in 1991 in honor of Mayor Ed Koch, and installed at the Bleecker Street Park at 11th street, is now a fixture of Greenwich Village. In 1959, a survey of Gross's sculpture in wood, stone, and bronze was featured in the exhibit Four American Expressionists curated by Lloyd Goodrich at the Whitney Museum of American Art, with work by Abraham Rattner, Doris Caesar, and Karl Knaths. In 1976, a selection from Gross's important collection of historic African sculpture, formed since the late 1930s, was exhibited at the Worcester Art Museum in the show The Sculptor's Eye: The African Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Chaim Gross. Gross was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1981. In 1984, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, with Jacob Lawrence and Lukas Foss. In the fall of 1991, Allen Ginsberg gave an important tribute to Gross at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which is published in their Proceedings. In 1994, Forum Gallery, which now represents the Chaim Gross estate, held a memorial exhibition featuring a sixty-year survey of Gross's work. Gross was a professor of printmaking and sculpture at both the Educational Alliance and the New School for Social Research in New York City, as well as at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, the MoMA art school, the Art Student's League and the New Art School (which Gross ran briefly with Alexander Dobkin...
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By Stanley Bleifeld
Located in Surfside, FL
Retaining a fine patina and in overall good condition. Signed with initials SB. I believe the edition size was 7 But I cannot find a mark. Stanley Bleifeld (1924 – 2011) was an American sculptor. Stanley Bleifeld was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bleifeld earned bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science in education and in 1949 a master of fine arts degree in painting at Tyler School of Art of Temple University. After a trip to Rome in 1959 or 1960 he gave up painting for sculpture. He began his fine-art career as a painter. However, a visit to Italy and exposure to the bronzes of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Ghiberti changed his direction He worked with the Art Foundry of Massimo del Chiaro and alongside artists such as Lucchesi, Harry Marinsky, Fernando Botero, Igor Mitoraj and Ivan Theimer. Many of his early pieces were religious subjects, and reflected both painting and sculptural techniques in bas reliefs* that had "liquid landscapes in undulating reliefs and free-flowing portraits reminiscent of classical fragments" (166-167). He later turned from these abstract pieces to more realistic figures in bronze. Bleifeld was a National Academician in Sculpture, and a member of the National Academy of Design, and helped set policy for that organization. He was also President of the National Sculpture Society. Past presidents of the society have included John Quincy Adams Ward, James Earle Fraser, Chester Beach, Wheeler Williams, Leo Friedlander, Neil Estern, and Cecil de Blaquiere Howard. The first woman to gain admission into the NSS was Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, in 1893. She was followed a few years later by Enid Yandell and Bessie Potter Vonnoh in 1898; Janet Scudder in 1904; Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1905 and Evelyn Longman and Abastenia St. Leger Eberle in 1906. In 1946, Richmond Barthé was likely the first African-American to be admitted. In 1994, the NSS held their first exhibition outside the United States at the Palazzo Mediceo Di Seravezza in Italy. Titled “100 Years of the National Sculpture Society of the United States of America in Italy” it ran from the 16th of July through the 4th of September and was curated by Nicky and Stanley Bleifeld along with Costantino Paolicchi, Lodovico Gierut and Paolo Giorgi. Among the 60 notable American sculptors whose work was selected for the exhibition were Stanley Bleifeld, Andrew DeVries, Neil Estern, Leonda Finke, Bruno Lucchesi, Barbara Lekberg...
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Bronze Sculpture Figure with Beast American Modernist Leonard Baskin Museum Art
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Leonard Baskin, American 1922-2000 Homage to the Un-American Activities Committee Bronze relief sculpture plaque This is not editioned, nor signed or numbered, on the piece but according to the catalog there was 12 or less. A number of these are in museum and university art collections and one of them was exhibited at MoMA NY. This was done to commemorate the communist witch hunts of the Mccarthy era. An important, historic piece. Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While he was a student at Yale University, he founded Gehenna Press, a small private press specializing in fine, small edition, book production. From 1953 until 1974, he taught printmaking and sculpture at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Subsequently Baskin also taught at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He lived most of his life in the U.S., but spent nine years in Devon at Lurley Manor, Lurley, near Tiverton, close to his friend Ted Hughes, for whom he illustrated Crow. Sylvia Plath dedicated Sculpto to Leonard Baskin in her famous work, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960). The Funeral Cortege (1997) bronze, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. His public commissions include a bas relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and a bronze statue of a seated figure, erected in 1994 for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His works are owned by many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Vatican Museums. The archive of his signed work at the Gehenna Press was acquired by the Bodleian Library at Oxford, England, in 2009. The McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario owns over 200 of his works (some religious and biblical), most of which were donated by his brother Rabbi Bernard Baskin. Contemporary Religious Imagery in American Art. Catalog for an exhibition held at the Ringling Museum of Art, March 1-31, 1974. Artists represented: David Aronson, Leonard Baskin, Max Beckmann, Hyman Bloom, Fernando Botero, Paul Cadmus, Marvin Cherney, Arthur G. Dove, Philip Evergood, Adolph Gottlieb, Jonah Kinigstein, Arman, Rico Lebrun, Jack Levine, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn, Mark Tobey, Max Weber, William Zorach and others.In 1955, he was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery, they showed many great artists, Chaim Koppelman, for many years, headed the gallery's Print Division; printmakers such as Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Robert Conover, Edmond Casarella...
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1950s Modern Henry Moore Sculptures

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Bronze

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Questions About Henry Moore Sculptures
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henry Moore’s sculptures often represented the connection between the human body and landscapes. The underlying meaning is that humanity is shared with the natural world, and many of his large-scale sculptures were created to compliment the outdoor landscape where they were placed. You’ll find a selection of Henry Moore sculptures and sketches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henry Moore frequently used the wax resist process in his drawings, which involved sketching the forms in wax crayon and coating the drawing with a wash of gray watercolor. He then went in with black ink, gray and black crayons and white watercolor. Find a selection of Henry Moore artwork from top art dealers around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Opinions vary as to what Henry Moore's most famous piece is. Since the British artist's semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures are often public works of art, many have become well known. Among them are Reclining Figure: Festival (1951), Harlow Family Group (1954-5), Helmet Head No. 4: Interior/Exterior (1963), The Arch (1963-69) and Mother and Child (1983). On 1stDibs, find a variety of Henry Moore art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Henry Moore drew sheep for a few reasons. The British artist thought sheep were peaceful and found watching them graze to be relaxing. He also liked how they stood out against the landscape due to their coloring, likening it to the way a statue draws the eye away from the rest of its surroundings. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of Henry Moore art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    Henry Moore created sculptures for a few reasons. Born in Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1898, he had an early interest in being a sculptor, and in 1921, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Art in London. As he would explain, this is where he was particularly inspired to pursue his sculpting practice: “Even when I was a student I was totally preoccupied by sculpture in its full spatial richness, and if I spent a lot of time at the British Museum in those days, it was because so much of the primitive sculpture there was distinguished by complete cylindrical realization.” He also had an interest in exploring how the human body connected to landscapes. He often produced works with specific locations in mind, considering how his figures would relate to the space around them. His forms are usually abstractions of the human body, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures, and are often pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his Yorkshire birthplace. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Henry Moore art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
    Henry Moore drew hands to symbolize the passage of time. His series of drawings depicting his own hands in old age and other elderly people's hands were meant to represent the effects of work and living on the human body. Much of Moore's work reflected on the human form, including his large bronze sculptures. Explore a diverse assortment of Henry Moore art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 6, 2024
    Henry Moore's style of art was modern. He is best known for his monumental bronze sculptures, which are installed around the world, often as public art. He used abstract forms of the human body, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. His more abstract forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many critics have likened the undulating shapes of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his Yorkshire birthplace. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of Henry Moore art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henry Moore moved to London to study art and often visited the British Museum where he was inspired by ancient sculptures from Egypt, Africa and Mexico. His sculptures have a semi-abstract nature, but he often dabbled in other styles of art. Moore even created his own form of modernism with an eye toward the abstract. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henry Moore used holes in his sculptures to create the illusion that his work was growing from an empty center. His sculptures Oval with Points and Double Oval are two examples of the technique. You'll find a selection of Henry Moore art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Henry Moore was a prolific artist and it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how many pieces of art he created. The Henry Moore Foundation lists that their online catalogue of his works currently features more than 11,000 sculptures, drawings, tapestries, textiles and graphics. That’s a significant number indeed and does not represent all of his contributions to the art world. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.

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