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Draped Reclining Woman
© The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021 / Photo credit: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia

Draped Reclining Woman 1957–1958

Henry Moore (1898–1986)

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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)

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