In contrast to a rather muted public reception in Britain, responses to Moore’s early successes in New York are notably more engaged. Most accounts of Moore’s career state that it was launched when he won the sculpture prize at the 1948 Venice Biennale under the auspices of the British Council. In reality the momentum began with exhibitions in New York in the early 1940s culminating in Moore’s major 1946 touring exhibition which originated at MoMA and travelled to Chicago and San Francisco. Significantly this was the Museum’s first solo show for a British artist. This had been preceded in the 1930s by strong interest in Moore’s work from key figures in the American corporate and museum worlds.
|Publication title||Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity|
|Publishers name||Tate Britain|