Henry Moore 1898 - 1986

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Henry Moore - Three Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 4
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Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 USD
Realised: 56.700 USD
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Henry Moore - Maquette for Reclining Figure No. 7
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Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 70.000 - 100.000 USD
Realised: 113.400 USD
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Henry Moore - Two Torsos
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Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 27.720 USD
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Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Small Head: Strata 11.6 cm. (4 1/2 in.) high (excluding the granite base)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Henry Moore - Architectural Project
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Post-War & Contemporary Art
November 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 USD
Realised: 365.775 USD
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Henry Moore - Four Reclining Figures: Caves
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A Graphic Century including French Impressions: Prints from Ambroise Vollard and Henri M. Petiet
November 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 2.772 USD
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Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Four Standing Sculpture Ideas 25 x 35.2 cm. (9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Figures in Settings 29.3 x 24.1 cm. (11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Reclining Figure No. 6 22 cm. (8 5/8 in.) long (excluding the base)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 120.000 - 180.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Reclining Figures 25.7 x 43.6 cm. (10 1/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Recumbent Figure 13 cm. (5 1/8 in.) long (excluding the base)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 150.000 - 250.000 GBP
Realised: 189.300 GBP
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Henry Moore - Mother and Child: Arms
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20th Century Evening Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.000.000 - 4.000.000 USD
Realised: 2.340.000 USD
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The artist Henry Moore

  • English sculptor and draughtsman.
  • Known for large-scale, semi-abstract sculptures.
  • Considered an expression of modern humanism.

When Henry Moore received a scholarship to study sculpture at the Leeds School of Art in 1919, he was the first there. The art school first had to set up a studio for this course. Moore, who had been drafted in the First World War, set out on a path that was to make him famous. His parents were against sculpture as they hoped for professions in less physically demanding fields for their children.

Moore was born on 30 July 1898. During his studies he met Barbara Hepworth, they remained friends for many years. Like Hepworth, Moore quickly rejected traditional sculpture. Inspired by African (primarily ancient Egyptian) sculptures, which he studied at the British Museum, and artists such as Constantin Brâncuși, Moore tried to create new kinds of works. He made sculptures from wood and marble without previous models (direct carving). The traces of processing were to remain visible.

A travel grant took Moore to northern Italy for six months in 1924. Here it was above all Michelangelo's sculptures that had a lasting influence on Moore's figurative works.

The »resting figure« was to become the artist's trademark in many different forms. His wife Irina Radetsky often served as his model. From the 1930s Moore lived in London, where he was appointed head of sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art. Hepworth lived nearby with her husband. Both artists worked increasingly abstractly. Surrealist works in particular, which they saw on various trips to Paris, influenced their new formal language.

During the Second World War, Moore received commissions as a war draughtsman. His illustrations of London civilians seeking shelter from bombing raids made him particularly famous in the USA. After his first major exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1946, Moore received international commissions for large-scale public sculptures. They are considered an expression of modern humanism in the 20th century. The four-time documenta participant (1955, 1959, 1964, 1977) died on 31 August 1986 as one of the best-known sculptors of his generation.

Der Künstler Henry Moore

  • Englischer Bildhauer und Zeichner.
  • Bekannt für großformatige, halb abstrakte Skulpturen.
  • Gelten als Ausdruck des modernen Humanismus.

Als Henry Moore 1919 ein Stipendium erhielt, um Bildhauerei an der Leeds School of Art zu studieren, war er der Erste dort. Die Kunsthochschule musste erst ein Atelier für diesen Studiengang einrichten. Moore, der im Ersten Weltkrieg eingezogen worden war, begab sich auf einen Pfad, der ihn berühmt machen sollte. Seine Eltern waren gegen die Bildhauerei, da sie sich für ihre Kinder Berufe in weniger körperlich anstrengenden Bereichen erhofften.

Moore wurde am 30. Juli 1898 geboren. Während des Studiums lernte er Barbara Hepworth kennen, sie blieben viele Jahre lang befreundet. Wie auch Hepworth lehnte Moore schnell die traditionelle Bildhauerei ab. Inspiriert von afrikanischen (vorrangig altägyptischen) Plastiken, mit denen er sich im British Museum befasste, und Künstlern wie Constantin Brâncuși versuchte Moore, neuartige Werke zu schaffen. Aus Holz und Marmor fertigte er Skulpturen ohne vorherige Modelle (direct carving). Die Bearbeitungsspuren sollten sichtbar bleiben.

Ein Reisestipendium führte Moore 1924 für sechs Monate nach Norditalien. Hier waren es vor allem Michelangelos Skulpturen, die nachhaltigen Einfluss auf Moores figürliche Arbeiten hatten.

Die »ruhende Figur« sollte in vielen verschiedenen Ausgestaltungen zum Markenzeichen des Künstlers werden. Oft stand ihm dabei seine Frau Irina Radetsky Modell. Ab den 1930ern lebte Moore in London, wo er zum Leiter des Bereichs Bildhauerei an der Chelsea School of Art berufen wurde. Hepworth wohnte mit ihrem Ehemann in der Nähe. Beide Kunstschaffenden arbeiteten zunehmend abstrakter. Vor allem surrealistische Werke, die sie auf diversen Paris-Reisen sahen, prägten ihre neue Formsprache.

Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs erhielt Moore Aufträge als Kriegszeichner. Seine Abbildungen der Londoner Zivilisten, die vor den Bombenangriffen Schutz suchen, machten ihn besonders in den USA bekannt. Nach seiner ersten großen Ausstellung im New Yorker Museum of Modern Art 1946 erhielt Moore internationale Aufträge für großformatige, öffentliche Skulpturen. Sie gelten als Ausdruck des modernen Humanismus im 20. Jahrhundert. Der viermalige documenta-Teilnehmer (1955, 1959, 1964, 1977) verstarb am 31. August 1986 als einer der bekanntesten Bildhauer seiner Generation.

Henry Moore O.M., C.H. - Serpent 28.3 cm. (11 1/8 in.) long (including the base)
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Modern British and Irish Art
November 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 40.620 GBP
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Henry Moore - Girl Seated against Square Wall
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
November 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 700.000 - 1.000.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Henry Moore - Ensemble De Deux Oeuvres:
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Estampes & Multiples
November 2022
Bonhams, Paris
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 EUR
Realised: 1.913 EUR
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Rocking Chair No. 2
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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 600.000 - 800.000 GBP
Realised: 680.400 GBP
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Henry Moore - Four Ideas For Sculpture - 1982
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Prints & Multiples Online
October 2022
Artcurial
Est.: 500 - 600 EUR
Realised: 656 EUR
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Two Piece Reclining Figure: Maquette No. 5
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Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 GBP
Realised: 12.600 GBP
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Seated Woman
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Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 18.000 - 25.000 GBP
Realised: 22.680 GBP
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Working Model for Seated Woman
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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 1.200.000 - 1.800.000 GBP
Realised: 1.100.000 GBP
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Working Model for Two Piece Reclining Figure: Points
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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 1.200.000 - 1.800.000 GBP
Realised: 1.482.000 GBP
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Draped Reclining Figures
Auction
Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: 75.600 GBP
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Reclining Figure: Bunched No. 2
Auction
Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 7.000 - 10.000 GBP
Realised: 11.970 GBP
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Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. - Small Maquette No. 2 for Reclining Figure
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Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 250.000 - 350.000 GBP
Realised: 277.200 GBP
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