Henry Moore: 1940-49
Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 2001 - Art - 352 pages
This third volume of Henry Moore's drawings concentrates on the Second World War, the only period of Moore's working life when he was not actively involved in making sculpture.
Moore was appointed an Official War Artist in 1940 and his drawings of figures in the London Underground shelters during the Blitz brought his work before the general public for the first time. At the end of 1941 he visited Wheldale Colliery in Yorkshire to record miners working at the coalface. The birth of his daughter led to an outpouring of drawings of his wife Irina and of Mary.
This was a rich period for Moore's drawings in both technique and subject matter, introducing new ideas that were later to find expression in sculptural form and bring him worldwide recognition.
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