Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity

ISBN 978-1-84976-391-2

John Rothenstein John Rothenstein, first page of manuscript of article on Henry Moore, published in the Yorkshire Telegraph and Star 5 May 1934

John Rothenstein 'John Rothenstein, first page of manuscript of article on Henry Moore, published in the Yorkshire Telegraph and Star' 5 May 1934
John Rothenstein
John Rothenstein, first page of manuscript of article on Henry Moore, published in the Yorkshire Telegraph and Star 5 May 1934
Tate Archive TGA 8726/2/10
In May 1934 John Rothenstein, then Director of Leeds City Art Gallery, wrote an article for the Yorkshire Telegraph positioning Moore as the leading figure in contemporary English sculpture. In the article Rothenstein records that he was first introduced to Moore by his father, who, as Principal of the Royal College of Art, London, had encouraged Moore as a student. Moore and Rothenstein were later to become close friends, when the latter became Director of the Tate Gallery in 1938.

Transcript

[Handwritten:]
Henry Moore
by John Rothenstein
Director of the Leeds City Art Gallery.
Henry Moore is the foremost representative of the extreme ‘left’ in contemporary English sculpture. No artist of his age perhaps, (he is thirty-five), has so many of such distinguished admirers: ‘For the future of sculpture in England’, declared Mr Epstein, ‘Henry Moore is vitally important.’

How to cite

John Rothenstein, John Rothenstein, first page of manuscript of article on Henry Moore, published in the Yorkshire Telegraph and Star, 5 May 1934, in Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate Research Publication, 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/henry-moore/john-rothenstein-john-rothenstein-first-page-of-manuscript-of-article-on-henry-moore-r1145362, accessed 21 April 2019.