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Henry Moore's Sculptures

Henry Moore's Sculptures
Large Reclining Figure, 1984 © www.britainonview.com / Rod Edwards

In total Moore created about 919 sculptures, 5,500 drawings and 717 graphics, which have been placed in more public places across the world than any other sculptor throughout history.

After Moore passed away in 1886, the Daily Telegraph summed his status as an English icon like this:

Since the death of Sir Winston Churchill, Henry Moore has been the most internationally acclaimed of Englishmen, honoured by every civilized country in the world. (31/8/86)

But what is it that makes Moore’s sculptures so recognisable, despite the fact that they rarely had faces? They could be anyone. He did always like to keep a bit of mystery in his work.

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