Henry Moore Carving a Reputation Part One: 1898-1945 (1998)

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A two-part documentary assessing the life and work of the sculptor, Sir Henry Moore. The first part covers the period from his birth in 1898 to 1945, and includes contributions from Edna `Gin' Coxon, a pupil at Leeds School of Art with Moore in 1919, actress Lauren Bacall, former students Joan Wyndham and Elizabeth Collins, the artist's daughter Mary, and Penelope Curtis, Curator of the Henry Moore Institute. The second part tells the story of how Moore's sculpture caught the spirit of the times in the aftermath of World War Two, and how his reputation and status were confirmed before his death in 1986. Contributors include: artist and friend Patrick Heron, sculptors Anthony Caro, Peter Randall-Page and Phillip King and IM Pei, architect of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.

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