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Henry Moore, original lithograph entitled 'Standing Figure's 1950'

Henry Moore, original lithograph entitled 'Standing Figure's 1950'

Code: 12594


W: 38.5cm (15.2")H: 30cm (11.8")D: 4cm (1.6")

£850.00 Approx $1078.68, €994.15

A Henry Moore (1898-1986) Lithograph entitled 'Standing Figure's 1950 Version One'

 Size: Image 21.5 x 14.5 cm and Frame Size 38.5 x 30 cm

Condition: Near Fine

Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986)
Henry Moore is one of the most celebrated British artists of the twentieth century and has been acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.
Moore became well known through his semi-abstract carved marble and larger-scale abstract cast bronze sculptures, which are located around the world as public works of art.
His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore's works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces and was instrumental in introducing a particular form of modernism to the United Kingdom.
His international reputation began in 1948, when at the age of 50, he won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale and from then he received commissions for public sculptures from all over the world.
He was also notable throughout his career for his impressive output of graphic art which took the form of drawings, watercolours, etchings and lithographs. Many of the main themes Moore’s graphic works were similar to those of his sculptures, such as the reclining figure and the mother and child pair. But trees, animals, organic forms and hands were also subjects for his artistic explorations.
Moore had a drawing studio very close to his house and he would go there most days to work on his sketches and prints. He was dedicated to the idea of producing artwork that the average member of the public could buy to hang on their living room walls.  
Moore started printmaking in 1931, and in 1958 met the master lithographer,
Stanley Jones at the Curwen Press with whom he established a partnership in print making until the end of his life.
He was born in 1898 in Yorkshire, the son of a miner of Irish descent and the seventh of eight children.
He trained at Leeds School of Art before gaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. By the 1930s Moore was already recognized as the leading avant-garde sculptor in England but it was his series of war drawings depicting
Londoners sheltering in underground stations during the Blitz of the Second World War that brought him to the attention of the British public.
Although Moore’s ability in later life to undertake large-scale commissions made him exceptionally wealthy, he lived frugally and most of the money he earned went towards the creation of the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977 in Perry Green, Much Haddam, which continues to support education and promotion of the arts.