Henry Moore RA (1898-1986)
Arguably the most important British sculptor of all time, Moore was born in Yorkshire and attended the Leeds School of Art and Royal College of Art on a scholarship, holding his first one man show in 1928. He went on to teach at Chelsea School of Art and the RCA. Member of the London Group 1930-37 and was an official war artist during the second world war. It was during this time that he produced what have been described as his best drawings, showing people sheltering in the underground. Henry Moore began printmaking in 1931 and continued until the end of his life. It formed an increasingly important part of his work from the 1970s, when he worked with specialist printers and publishers internationally, to meet a growing demand for his work. In 1958 he met Stanley Jones from Curwen Studios, establishing a partnership with Curwen that was to last 28 years.