Sculpture and Drawings by Henry Moore
Tate Britain: Exhibition
2 May – 29 July 1951
Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Pink and Green Sleepers' 1941

Henry Moore OM, CH
Pink and Green Sleepers 1941
Pencil, ink, gouache and wax on paper
support: 381 x 559 mm frame: 650 x 815 x 36 mm
Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946

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Mr A.D.B. Sylvester who, in consultation with the artist himself, has selected the sculptures and drawings, shows by his arrangement of the exhibition how, step by step, Moore has shaped his own road, now moving on to a new period, now recapitulating in his classical theme of the reclining figure, which culminates in the bronze figure commissioned by the Arts Council for the Festival of Britain.

The exhibition is divided into two parts: ‘The Foundations of Moore’s Art’ and ‘The Evolution of Moore’s Art’. The titles explain themselves. The second part is catalogued in seven groups of drawings and sculptures, representing stages (almost invariably over lapping) in the artist’s development.