West Yorkshire Legend: Henry Moore
In 1898 Henry Moore was born in Castleford and educated at Castleford Secondary School. He initially began his career as a teacher upon graduation. He studied sculpture at the Leeds School of Art after World War I and then continued his studies in London. He reputation as a Sculptor thrived during the 20th Century and won a sculpture prize at the high profile Venice Biennale. He sculpted world famous sculptures which are exhibited worldwide. Moore died in 1986 leaving a lasting legacy in the sculpture world.There is an interesting Henry Moore sculpture exhibitions at the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre in Leeds and also at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. One of the squares at Junction 32 Village Shopping Outlet is named in honour of him.