Henry Moore: In The Arts Council Collection
13 April – 23 June 2013
The Arts Council’s rich holdings of Henry Moore’s work give an overview of the artist’s practice between 1929 and 1962.
Moore himself had a major hand in shaping the content of the Arts Council’s sculpture collection in the post-war period, pushing for the acceptance of Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth and others. His output is also well represented, with 11 sculptures and 15 works on paper. This exhibition brings these works together for public display for the first time.
The first work by Moore to be acquired was a drawing, Seated Figure (c.1933), purchased in 1948. Also on show will be the bronze Stringed Figure of 1938 – one of a series of similar forms created by Moore following a visit to see mathematical string models at the Science Museum.