A one-hour special on one of the most important and popular British sculptors of the twentieth century, Henry Moore. Presented by Alan Yentob, the programme takes a unique approach to Moore by examining his life on film.
Long before Andy Warhol, Henry Moore embraced the medium of TV and film as a way of showing off his works. His rise to fame in the post-war period is intimately linked to his appearances on programmes like Monitor, Face to Face, The Ascent of Man and even Nationwide. His gentle, salt of the earth persona helped people to accept his radical and progressive art.
The film also looks at the man behind the media image, as Alan Yentob meets the people who knew Moore: his daughter Mary Moore, former studio assistants Sir Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth, and fan Antony Gormley.
|Executive Producer||Janet Lee|