Henry Moore

Henry Moore was born in 1898 in Yorkshire and was the son of a miner.

In 1919 he enrolled to Leeds School of Art and then continued his studies at the Royal College of Art, where he went on to become a tutor.

Moore was recruited as an official war artist after the outbreak of the Second World War, during which he produced his infamous drawings of people huddled on the London Underground during the blitz.

Henry Moore died in 1986 almost ten years after setting up the Henry Moore Foundation to encourage wider enjoyment and opportunities in the arts.