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This mixed media painting by Henry Moore is a unique artwork created in 1980 using layers of watercolour, charcoal and gouache on paper. Moore has adopted his usual style to create this painting that uses silhouettes and a muted colour palette to draw the viewer in to the detail and paint marks. Signed and dated in the lower right.


It is listed with the Henry Moore Foundation and has been included in several pieces of literature and exhibitions globally.


Measures 35 x 25.5 cm. 


Unframed and stored flat.


Please contact us about its condition. 


Henry Moore (1898-1986) was an English artist best known for exploring the human form. Moore received a grant to study art and became a member of Unit One, a group of Modernist artists, and later the English Surrealist movement. He also taught art. During World War 2 Moore was appointed a war artist and his sketches during the Blitz are extremely well known. Moore went on to work with sculpture and created semi-abstract forms from small to monumental scale, receiving important commissions during his career and he grew to international fame with a major retrospective by the MOMA in New York in 1946. He also won the International Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1948. Moore continued to draw, paint and work with sculpture during his life, focussing on human form and nature. He declined a knighthood because he didn’t want to be seen as an established figure. Later in his career, Moore became the world’s most successful living artist at auction. The Henry Moore Foundation was set up to promote the arts and it has the world’s largest collection of his work, displayed in his home and the grounds of the estate. His work is exhibited extensively and the Tate holds a large collection of sculptures that he gifted to them. 

Henry Moore Trees Mixed Media Painting

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