Henry Moore

1898 - 1986
Origin: England
Born: July 1898, Catleford, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1986

Unlike many artists, Henry Moore did not grow up with the goal of pursuing art as a career. Born in Yorkshire, England, in 1898, he was the seventh child of a mine manager. His parents were supportive of their son's decision to become a teacher, and Moore began student teaching in 1915. By 1916, he was teaching at the same elementary school he had attended. Only a short time after he'd begun teaching, however, Moore decided to join the army and fight in World War I with the Civil Service Rifles. By 1919, he was back home teaching elementary school again.

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Elephant's Head II
n.d., Colored Lithograph
Henry Moore
England, 1898 - 1986