Henry Moore at the BBC | The artistic life of a master of sculpture

Arena | Henry Moore

John Read shares his personal memories of the artist he filmed six times over 28 years.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 07 September 1986

DURATION | 50 minutes 02 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1986

Synopsis

Speaking from Henry Moore's own studio in Perry Green, John Read reaffirms his belief in the artist's status as one of the greatest sculptors since the Renaissance. He traces Moore's life and his own connections with him through extracts from the documentaries he has made and reminiscences of their many personal encounters.

Did you know?

John Read's father was Herbert Read, the renowned poet, art critic and founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, who was knighted despite his anarchist views. He was an early champion of Moore at a time when reaction to the artist's work was generally unfavourable.

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