Henry Moore, one of the most outstanding figures of European sculpture of the 20th century, was a British sculptor born on July 30, 1898, and died on August 31, 1986. When he was eleven years old, he had references about the painter and sculptor from the Renaissance, Michelangelo and from then on he was attracted to sculpture. One of his teachers at the school where Moore studied noticed his talent and interest in sculpture and got him a scholarship to study at Castleford Secondary School; There, his art teacher increased the young Moore’s artistic knowledge and encouraged him to pursue an art career.
Definitely convinced that he wanted to be an artist, Moore applied for a scholarship to study at the Leeds School of Arts, a decision that didn’t have the approval of his parents. In 1921 he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in London, where he also taught. During this period Moore studied the ethnographic collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum.