Bill Brandt / Henry Moore: In Detail

Brandt Moore Hepworth Wakefield

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore brings together sculptures, photographs, drawings, little-known photo-collages and rare colour transparencies alongside the media through which they were disseminated. Brandt is revealed as an artist who looked to sculpture to hone his photographic eye, while Moore used photography to explore new possibilities for sculptural form.

BILL BRANDT (1904–1983) and HENRY MOORE (1898–1986) first met during the Second World War, when both artists created images of civilians sheltering in the London Underground during the Blitz. Their acclaimed ‘shelter pictures’ are the starting point for this exhibition, which traces the intersecting careers of these two influential 20th-century artists.

Though working primarily in different mediums, both were drawn to similar subjects: war, industry, family life and the home, as well as the relationship between landscape and the human body. From the time of their first encounter in 1942 – when Brandt photographed Moore in his studio to accompany a photo-essay of their shelter pictures – their work was often published in the same magazines and journals.

The exhibition is organised by the Yale Center for British Art in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield. Exhibition curated by Martina Droth, Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions and Publications and Curator of Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art, and at The Hepworth Wakefield by Eleanor Clayton.

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Duration 01 August 2020 - 01 November 2020
Times 10am – 5pm, Wed – Sun
Cost Free booking essential
Venue The Hepworth Wakefield
Address Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW, ,
Contact +44 (0)1924 247360 / /


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