Henry Moore was one of the most important British sculptors of the 20th century. he was also the most popular and internationally celebrated sculptor of the post-war period. Later, leading European modernists such as Picasso, Arp and Giacometti became his influences. he usually used the motifs of mother and child and the reclining figure. He also often used abstract form to draw analogies between the human body and the landscape.
The foundation of Henry Moore's approach was carving directly from a block of material. it was something he derived from European modernism and also non-western art. He decided to leave behind the use of modeling and casting and instead works on materials directly