MOORE, HENRY. (1898-1986). English sculptor. ALS. (“Henry Moore”). 1p. Oblong 12mo. Herts, May 5th. (N.y). On his Hoglands stationery. To Gerald Wootten.
“I have spoken to Sir William about Mr. Wolf & his cameraman – who wish to film my sculptures at Glenkiln & he said they were to ask for you. They are coming sometime this week. Thank you for helping….”
Though influenced by classical sculpture, Moore, from the onset of his career, created non-traditional works that were initially rejected by the mainstream art world. By the late 1920s, his abstract sculpture had gained recognition and he was awarded commissions, gallery shows and a teaching post. During the late 1950s Moore began to concentrate on larger, outdoor works, for which he became known around the world.
Beginning in 1951, Scottish businessman Sir William Johnstone “Tony” Keswick (1903-1990), a friend of Moore, began installing sculptures on the moor surrounding the Glenkiln Reservoir in Dumfries and Galloway, which would become the Glenkiln Sculpture Park. In addition to Moore’s monumental works, Keswick installed works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and British-American sculptor Jacob Epstein. In 2013, Moore’s Standing Figure was stolen and, subsequently, all the sculptures except Moore’s Upright Motive No. 1: Glenkiln Cross were removed.
In excellent condition.