Henry Moore
Nationality: 
english
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1898
Birth Place: 
Castleford, Yorkshire
Death Date: 
1986
Death Place: 
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
Sculptor, draftsman, etcher, lithographer. Organically shaped, abstract, bronze and stone figures constitute the major 20th-century manifestation of the humanist tradition in sculpture. Much of work is monumental, and he was particularly well known for his series of reclining nudes. Among his major commissions were sculptures for UNESCO headquarters in Paris (1957-58), for the Lincoln Center in New York City (1963-65), and for the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1978).