Henry Spencer Moore
(1898 - 1986)
Henry Spencer Moore was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Henry Moore is known for large-scale abstract figure sculpture, drawing.
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Henry Spencer Moore was born on July 30, 1898, in Castleford, Yorkshire the seventh of eight children. Despite an early desire to become a sculptor, having learned of the achievements of Michelangelo at the age of eleven, Moore began his career as a teacher in Castleford. After military service in World War I he attended Leeds School of Art on an ex-serviceman's grant. In 1921 he won a Royal Exhibition Scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Moore became interested in the Mexican, Egyptian, and African sculpture he saw at the British Museum, which, to him, exemplified the ideal of vital force and formal vigor. He was appointed Instructor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy in 1924,
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