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Leyden Gallery


Henry Moore


12th March 26th April 2014 (Private View 11th March 18:30 21:00)

Henry Moores interest in printmaking began after World War I and continued until the end of

his life. It formed an increasingly important part of Moore’s work from the 1970s, when he

worked with specialist printers and publishers internationally, to meet a growing demand for

his work. In 1968 Henry Moore became his own publisher establishing a partnership with

Curwen that was to last 28 years. However, the first prints he did with Curwen Press date back

to 1958, they were the two editions called Eight Reclining Figures and Thirteen Standing


In his book Stanley Jones and the Curwen Studio, Stanley Jones, the Studio Director at

Curwen, recalls visits to Moores Studio at Much Hadham. The excitement in these visits was

evident as new proofs and variations were unwrapped and viewed on the walls and floor

where the possibilities for editioning were discussed. In his visits to the Curwen, Moore would

search under the presses for other artists’ images transforming their discarded images into his

own realisations. Moore also found that towards the end of his life, and as the physical

demands of sculpture proved increasingly difficult, lithography was an important way to

develop ideas for his sculptures. The development of Henry Moore’s lithographic work can

be traced through the pages of the catalogues devised by David Mitchinson (Moores

personal assistant) and the Swiss publisher and gallery owner Gerald Cramer.

This exhibition at Leyden Gallery presents a series of important prints from the Curwen Press


For further information and images contact

Leyden Gallery 9/9a Leyden Street London E1 7LE Tel: +44 (0)20 655 4825