A Yorkshire miner's son, the seventh child of eight, and a contemporary of Hepworth, Nash and Piper, Henry Moore's profuse sculpural output, over more than 50 years, has ensured him a place as one of the World's most highly-admired sculptors.
A gentle man, many of his monumental pieces illustrate and highlight analogies between the landscape and the human body. These remained the two subjects Henry Moore focussed on most.
Henry Moore studied at Leeds School of Art, and the Royal College of Art, London. He then went on to teach at the Royal College of Art.