There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
- Henry Moore
Exhibition catalogue extracts
by David Mitchinson, former Head of Collections and Exhibitions at The Henry Moore Foundation
'Henry Moore, the seventh of eight children of Raymond Spencer Moore and his wife Mary, was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, on 30 July 1898.' [...]
'During his second year at Castleford there arrived at the school a young art teacher, who would remain Moore’s friend and mentor throughout his formative years.' [...] 'He was determined to sit the examinations for a scholarship to the local art college, but his father, ever a practical man, thought that he should follow an elder sister into the teaching profession.'