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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 May, 2004, 14:31 GMT 15:31 UK
Plaque for sculptor Henry Moore
Henry Moore, one of Britain's most famous sculptors, has been honoured with a blue plaque at his former studio and home in north-west London.

His daughter Mary Moore unveiled the plaque in Parkhill Road, Hampstead, where he lived from 1929 to 1940.

Moore (1898-1986) worked prolifically in the studio where he was surrounded by fellow artists, including Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

The sculptor's work is in more than 200 galleries and museums worldwide.

It is highly appropriate that English Heritage should have chosen this building to site a blue plaque commemorating Moore's time in London
David Mitchinson, curator
Henry Moore Foundation
David Mitchinson, curator of the Henry Moore Foundation, said it was fitting that a plaque was being placed at the artist's former home and studio.

He said: "Moore's studio at 11a Parkhill Road was the focus for much of his creative activity during the 1930s.

"Carvings and drawings now familiar in collections throughout the world were made there."

He added: "It is highly appropriate that English Heritage should have chosen this building to site a blue plaque commemorating Moore's time in London."

Moore and his wife Irina moved to their first married home in Parkhill Road, following a recommendation by sculptor friend Barbara Hepworth, who had a studio close by.

Art historian Herbert Read once referred to the close proximity of the artistic friends as "a genteel nest of artists."




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