Shelter Sketch Book (1945) Henry Moore.  Sleepers in the bomb shelters during the blitz in London, WWII.

Shelter Sketch Book (1945) Henry Moore. Sleepers in the bomb shelters during the blitz in London, WWII.

"The artist hand" Henry Moore Henry Moore's subject is the aged body. He made these drawings of his own hands when he was eighty-one and suffering from ill-health. 'Hands can convey so much' he said, 'they can beg or refuse, take or give, be open or clenched, show content or anxiety. They can be young or old, beautiful or deformed'.

"The artist hand" Henry Moore Henry Moore's subject is the aged body. He made these drawings of his own hands when he was eighty-one and suffering from ill-health. 'Hands can convey so much' he said, 'they can beg or refuse, take or give, be open or clenched, show content or anxiety. They can be young or old, beautiful or deformed'.

Henry Moore, Row of Sleepers 1941 © The Henry Moore Foundation.All Rights Reserved, DACS 2010.

Henry Moore, Row of Sleepers 1941 © The Henry Moore Foundation.All Rights Reserved, DACS 2010.

Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986), Sheep Grazing in Long Grass I, 1981. Ballpoint pen, charcoal, wax crayon, chinagraph, watercolour wash, 355 x 254 mm.

Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986), Sheep Grazing in Long Grass I, 1981. Ballpoint pen, charcoal, wax crayon, chinagraph, watercolour wash, 355 x 254 mm.

Discovered his drawings doing A level art embroidery based on the home front in ww2... HM was an official war artist & recorded the underground shelters during the blitz.

Henry Moore: a monument to British art

Discovered his drawings doing A level art embroidery based on the home front in ww2... HM was an official war artist & recorded the underground shelters during the blitz.

Henry Moore - Have been in awe of his sculptures and drawings since childhood. Wish my brother and I had purchased a Moore print on offer at the London Regional Art Gallery in the early 80s when we both had little money. Love Moore's drawings of sheep, especially. The inspiration he found in weathered pieces of rock and his ability to create sculptures that look natural and created from nature herself is captivating.

Henry Moore - Have been in awe of his sculptures and drawings since childhood. Wish my brother and I had purchased a Moore print on offer at the London Regional Art Gallery in the early 80s when we both had little money. Love Moore's drawings of sheep, especially. The inspiration he found in weathered pieces of rock and his ability to create sculptures that look natural and created from nature herself is captivating.

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