Sculptural Objects School Print by Henry Moore
Artist(s): Henry Moore
Number of Editions: Unknown
Print Size: 49.5cm x 76cm
Paper Size: 49.5cm x 76cm
Limited edition original 1940s lithograph by Henry Moore from the ‘School Prints’ series.
For Moore’s contribution to the School Prints project, the image was drawn directly by the artist on to plastic plates – then newly developed by Cowells of Ipswich – and printed under his supervision.
About the School Prints
Towards the end of the Second World War Brenda Rawnsley and her husband Derek had the idea of bringing contemporary art to young children who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to see ‘good’ work. Within a few years Brenda had set up School Prints Ltd to sell original lithographs to schools and had commissioned several of the most important living artists for her scheme.
Brenda Rawnsley sought the advice and assistance of the art historian Herbert Read and between them they chose the artists. The printing was undertaken by the Baynard Press from stones or zinc plates drawn by the artists, who were asked to use no more than six colours. The prints, being original lithographs, were often the first real art seen by young people of that period and are typical of their time.
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