Discover how Henry Moore developed from a promising schoolboy into one of the 20th century’s most successful artists.
Discover how Henry Moore developed from a promising schoolboy into one of the 20th century’s most successful artists. Planned to coincide with the Henry Moore Foundation’s 40th anniversary, Becoming Henry Moore traces the creative path of Britain’s foremost modern sculptor and reveals his influences and inspirations.
The exhibition focuses on Moore’s formative years between 1914 and 1930. During this period Moore developed artistic themes that stayed with him for the rest of his career, including the mother and child and the reclining figure. The display will offer a unique insight into how art school, war, friends, museums, benefactors and family all shaped his distinctive style.
Becoming Henry Moore is a rare opportunity to see Moore’s early works alongside those that inspired him. Artistic contemporaries including Picasso and Modigliani, old masters – Michelangelo and Rembrandt, and ancient cultures all influenced the young sculptor. Thanks to the generosity of private collectors and museums around the world this fascinating period of Moore’s career is brought to life, for the first time.
Please note: It is not possible to purchase an online ticket for the same day. Tickets are always available on arrival at the visitor centre.
Online tickets include entrance to the sculpture gardens, studios, tapestries and Becoming Henry Moore exhibition. Tours of Hoglands, Moore's family home, are not included and may be purchased on arrival