Henry Spencer Moore was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, England in 1898. He was a teacher and served in the army before going to Leeds School of Art to learn to become a sculptor.
He is famous for sculpting people with hollow spaces in their bodies and for using flowing, abstract shapes. Moore’s career spanned over fifty years – that’s a lot of sculptures! During World War II, he was commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee to make drawings of London’s civilians using Underground stations as bomb shelters.
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Teacher: Jess Ingram