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Henry Spencer Moore
Henry Spencer Moore was born on the 30th of July 1898 and passed away on the 31th of August 1986. He was an English sculptor and artist. He was bestknown for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.
Moore was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England, to MaryBaker and Raymond Spencer Moore. His father was an engineer in the mines. He was of Irish origin and became under manager of the Wheldale colliery in Castleford. He wasinterested in music and literature. Determined that his sons would not work in the mines, he saw formal education as the route to their advancement. Henry was the seventh of eightchildren in a family that often struggled with poverty. He attended infant and elementary schools in Castleford, where he began modelling and carving in wood. He decided to become asculptor when he was eleven after hearing of Michelangelo’s achievements. The same year a teacher noticed his talent and interest in medieval sculpture and granted him ascholarship to Castleford secondary school where several of his siblings had attended. His art teacher broadened his knowledge of art and with her encouragement, he was determinedto make art his career; first by doing examinations for a scholarship to the local art college.
Meanings:
Colliery: a coal mine
Under manager: is someone who receivesorders from another manager
Formal education: A formal education program is the process of training and developing people in knowledge, skills, mind, and character in a structuredand certified program.
Struggled: suffered
Granted: the truth of something
Broadened: extended, enlarged, expanded
Knowledge: comprehension, understanding, experience
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