1898 b. July 30th. in Castleford, West Yorkshire. His mining engineer father Patrick was of Irish origin. English sculptor and artist An autodidact with an interest in music and literature, he decided to become a sculptor when he was eleven after hearing of Michelangelo's achievements.
1909 Granted a scholarship to Castleford Secondary School, After a brief introduction as a student teacher, Moore became a teacher at the school he had attended. 1916 Called up in the Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles regiment. 1917 Injured in a gas attack during the Battle of Cambrai ->. 1919 First student of sculpture at the Leeds School of Art where he met Barbara Hepworth -> beginning a friendship that lasted for many years. 1921 Scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London where Hepworth had gone the year before. Influenced by Mexican sculpture and later by Constantin Brancusi, Jacob Epstein -> and Frank Dobson ->. 1924 Six-month traveling scholarship spent in Northern Italy and visiting Paris. Influenced by Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi and Pablo Picasso. Returning to London, Moore undertook a seven-year teaching post at the Royal College of Art. 1928 - 1929 His first public commission; West Wind.
1929 July Moore married Irina Radetsky who was soon posing for him. The couple moved to a studio in Hampstead on Parkhill Road, NW3 joining a small colony of avant-garde artists who were taking root there. Shortly afterward, Hepworth and her partner Ben Nicholson -> moved into a studio around the corner from Moore, while Naum Gabo ->, [Roland Penrose]] and the art critic Herbert Read also lived in the area. 1932 Head of the Department of Sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art. Member of the The Seven and Five Society with frequent trips to Paris and their contact with leading progressive artists, notably Pablo Picasso, George Braque?, Jean Arp and Alberto Giacometti. 1933 Flirted with Surrealism, joining Paul Nash's modern art movement, the "Unit One Group". 1936 Moore and Nash were on the organizing committee of the London International Surrealist Exhibition. Sept; Signed Declaration on Spain. 1937 Roland Penrose purchased an abstract Mother and Child in stone.
Holidays on The Fal River, Cornwall with Max Ernst, Man Ray, Irena, Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Paul Eluard, Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, Nusch, Ady Fidelin, , Joseph Bard. 1940 Hampstead home was hit by bomb shrapnel; He and Irina moved out of London to live in a farmhouse called Hoglands in the hamlet of Perry Green near Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. This was to become Moore's final home and workshop. During the war, Moore was commissioned as a war artist. 1946 March; birth of daughter, Mary. First visit to America for a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 1948 Won the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. 1950 Bronze, Family Group -> his first large-scale commission after World War II. Kenneth Clark -> became an unlikely but influential champion of Moore's work. 1951 One of the featured artists of the Festival of Britain. 1955 Exhibited in Documenta 1 ->. 1957 Reclining figure for the UNESCO building in Paris. Had assistants to work with him at Much Hadham, including Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth. 1960 Depicted ~> by Bill Brandt ~>?. 1986 d. August 31st. at home in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire where his body is interred. See Perry Green ->. See wiki -> and web ->]. See Timeline