The greatest British sculptor of the 20th century first found fame, not through his sculpture, but with his drawings: haunting images of Londoners sheltering in tube tunnels during the height of the Blitz, which have taken their place among the great, iconic artworks of the Second World War.
The idea of Henry Moore drawing in the depths of the underground with bombs falling overhead has become such a potent part of the artist’s mythology, that it will surprise many to learn that these drawings weren’t created in situ. While Moore certainly spent time observing life in London’s air-raid shelters and made written notes, the drawings themselves were created in the safety of his studio here in Hertfordshire,...
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