February 3 – March 3, 2022
Henry Moore; Sculptural Ideas
Sims Reed Gallery
43A Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6DD
Henry Moore (1898 – 1986) is one of the most significant Modern British artists. His work came to symbolise post-war modernism and caused a British sculptural renaissance. Although he was mainly known as a sculptor, he was also a prolific printmaker conveying these sculptural forms onto paper.
This portfolio of etchings and aquatints, Sculptural Ideas, 1981 typifies Moore’s interest in combining his interest in sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Many of the figures depicted in the prints are directly related to earlier drawings and 1930’s studies, which Moore decided to reinterpret in these bright, bold and lively prints.