Henry Moore  (British, 1898-1986) 

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Henry Moore Biography
1898   Born: Castleford Yorkshire, England
1919   Enrolled at Leeds School of Art
1921 - 1924   Royal College of Art in London
1924   Won travelling scholarship and went to Italy for six months
1928 - 1929   Received commission for first public sculpture: a figure on St James’s Park underground station in London
1925 - 1932   Taught sculpture at the Royal College of Art
1936   Participated in the International Surrealist exhibition in London
1932 - 1939   Taught sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art
1955   Made a Companion of Honour
1941 - 1956   Trustee of the Tate Gallery
1956   Trustee of the National Gallery
1957   Commission for the UNESCO building in Paris
1962   Commission forKnife Edge Two Pieces, for College Green, opposite the Houses of Parliament in London
1963   Received the Order of Merit
1967   Commission for Nuclear Energy for the University of Chicago
1986   Died: Much Hadham, Herfordshire, England
Selected Exhibitions
2013   European Masters - Tasende Gallery - West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA
Beyond Brancusi - Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
NeuenGalerie - neu gesehen: Sammlung + documenta-Erwerbungen - Neue Galerie, Kassel
Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
British and French Modernism - Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
2012   Henry Moore - Late Large Forms - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
Open Depot - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Henry Moore - Late Large Forms - Gagosian Gallery, London (England)
2011   Henry Moore - Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (England)
2010   55 JAHRE GALERIE KOCH – Meisterwerke der Bildhauerei - Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany
Le Rêve - Der Traum - Motiv und Metapher - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochu, Germany
2009   Henry Moore and the Challenge of Architecture, Didrichsen Museum, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
Mother and Child: Henry Moore’s West Dean Tapestries, Figge Art Musuem, Davenport, Iowa
Moore in Ameirca, New York Botanical Garden, NY (solo)
Henry Moore Textiles, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2008   Henry Moore imaginary landscapes, Haus am Wladsee, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Moore and Mythology, Musée Bourdelle, Paris, France (solo)
Henry Moore: Master Printmaker - A Major Tour of Russia, 12 venues in Russia (solo)
2007   Moore at Kew, Royal Botantic Gardenks, UK (solo)
Good Form: The Goldschmidt Collection of (small scale) Sculpture, Scottsdale museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Phoenix, AZ
Henry Moore: Natural Form, Tate Liverpool, Liverpoo, UK (solo)
Henry Moore: War and Utility, Imperial War Museum, London, UK (solo)
Henry Moore and the Challenge of Architecture, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Power and Taboo: Sacred Objects from the Pacific, British Museum, London, Uk (solo)
2006   Henry Moore (retrospective), CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Classics, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere
2005   Dimensions, Winston Wachter Fine Art - New York, New York City, NY
Henry Moore: A Retrospective, Sao Paulo, Rio, Brasilia, Brasil (solo)
Henry Moore - Marlborough London, UK (solo)
2004   Cubism and its Legacy - The Gift of Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England (group)
2001 - 2002   Henry Moore, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2000 - 2001   Moore in China, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghia, China
2000   Works on Paper - Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
1999   Petits Formats - Yoshii Gallery, New York City, NY
Sculpture from the New Europe: public sculpture for the 2 Germanies 1945-68 - Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
1998   Giacometti to Judd: Prints by Sculptors - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1993   Modern Masters and the Figure: Picasso to de Kooning - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992   The Non-Objective World - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
1985   The Treasure Houses of Britain: 500 Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1978   Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art I. Picasso and Cubism II. European Painting and Sculpture III. Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1956   Monumentality in Modern Sculpture - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1942   First Papers of Surrealism - - Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, New York City, NY
1938   Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme..., Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1936   International Surrealist Exhibition... New Burlington Galleries, London, IK
1932   Neue Englische Kunst - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Selected Public Collections
  Tate Modern, London, UK
Tate Britain, London, UK
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, Madrid, Spain
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Museo Botero, Bogota , Colombia
2007   Lewison, Jeremy, Henry Moore. Köln ; London : Taschen, 2007
1993   Fuller, Peter, Henry Moore. London : Methuen, 1993
1992   Mitchinson, David and Julian Stallabrass, Henry Moore. New York : Rizzoli, 1992
1988   Compton, Susan P., Henry Moore. London : Royal Academy of Arts, in association with Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988
1943   Grigson, Geoffrey, Henry Moore. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng. Penguin books, 1943