Tate Britain

Henry Moore

Main Floor

Photo © Rikard Österlund

Visit two rooms dedicated to the work of sculptor Henry Moore

Henry Moore (1898–1986) was one of the most significant British artists of his generation. 

Over 30 works are displayed in these rooms with film, photographs, maquettes and drawings shown alongside large-scale sculptures such as Recumbent Figure 1938, the first of Moore’s artworks to enter Tate’s collection in 1939.

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Curator Chris Stephens explores the permanent display of British sculptor Henry Moore at Tate Britain

After emerging in the 1920s as a leading avant-garde figure, Henry Moore’s international status was secured in 1948 when he won first prize at the first Venice Biennale since the war.

His work was consistently associated with landscape and nature. The forms seen in his sculptures often derive their shapes from natural objects such as stones, bones and sticks that he found in the countryside, and he saw landscape as the best setting for his sculptures. 


Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG
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