Henry Moore

BIOGRAPHY


1898
born at Castleford, Yorkshire, on
30th July


1902-10
Attends elementary school in Castleford

1917
Enlists in the Civil Service Rifles

1920
registers at the Sculpture department
of Leeds College of Art as one of their first students

1921
Wins scholarship for the Royal College of Art, London

1924
Instructor at the RCA Sculpture School

1925
Journey around Europe

1928
First solo exhibition at the Warren Gallery, London

1930
Exhibits in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

1932
Becomes first head of sculpture at Chelsea School of Art

1940
Moves from London to Perry Green, Hertfordshire

1943
First solo exhibition abroad, at Buchholz Gallery, New York

1945
Creates Honorary Doctor of Literature, University of Leeds

1948
Appointed member of the Royal Fine Arts Commission (1948-71)

1951
First retrospective at the Tate Gallery

1953
Installation of Draped Reclining Figure and Time/Life Screen in Bond Street, London

1955
Appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour

 

1957
Awarded prize at the Carnegie International, Pittsburg

1958
Installation of Reclining Figure outside the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

1964
Appointed member of the Arts Council of Great Britain

1965
Visited New York for installation of Reclining Figure at the Lincoln Center

1967
Received Honorary Doctorate, Royal College of Art, London

1971
Elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects

1972
Retrospective exhibition at Forte di Belvedere, Florence

 

1974
Henry Moore Sculpture Centre opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1977
Inauguration of the Henry Moore Foundation at Much Hadham

1983
Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1986
Dies on
31st August in Perry Green, Hertfordshire