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Henry Moore and the Arts Council Collection Benedict Read

Henry Moore and the Arts Council Collection

Benedict Read

Published February 28th 2013
ISBN : 9781853323027
Paperback
80 pages
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This beautiful small-format book presents a range of key works by the major English sculptor, Henry Moore (1898-1986), and examines his early relationship with the Arts Council Collection (ACC) as advisor to its acquisitions committee in the earlyMoreThis beautiful small-format book presents a range of key works by the major English sculptor, Henry Moore (1898-1986), and examines his early relationship with the Arts Council Collection (ACC) as advisor to its acquisitions committee in the early 1950s. Henry Moore was a major force in shaping the sculpture collection of the ACC, advocating the acquisition of a significant group of postwar British sculpture by such artists as Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick and Barbara Hepworth. Moore himself is strongly represented in the Collection (art historian Kenneth Clark, a critical figure in the history of the ACC, encouraged Moore to donate his early works), and 26 works--including sculptures, prints and drawings--are reproduced here in color, accompanied by critical commentary by Benedict Read. This is a succinct history of Henry Moores practice between 1929 and 1962.