Synopsis by Sally Barber
Henry Moore, an artist from the small coal mining town of Castleford, Yorkshire, is considered the most influential British sculptor of the 20th century. His large, semi-abstract pieces feature graceful rounded forms and "mother and child" and "reclining figure" themes. Moore's interpretations of the human shape deeply impacted contemporary sculpture. He gained international recognition and his pleasing sculptures are found in galleries, museums, and collections around the globe. In Henry Moore: A Video Portrait, Moore discusses his life and work, offering a personal biography and explanations of his art and techniques.