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British sculptor and draughtsman. He was made a CH in 1955 and appointed to the OM in 1963.

The son of a Yorkshire miner, Moore studied at Leeds School of Art after doing his military service and then at the Royal College of Art, London (1921–24). He assimilated a variety of influences, including medieval and primitive sculpture and the pre-Columbian art of Mexico, as can be seen in his Mother and Child (1924–25).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)