British, 1898-1986. Considered as the Father of the modern British sculpture, Henry Moore, is known for his human sculptures with bumpy forms and hollow spaces. His hollow sculptures are inspired by stones, animal bones, and even tree trunks. His highly abstract human figure is often portrayed in a reclining position. He was also influenced by African art, Classical, Pre-Columbian, and Surrealism. A believer in the of material truth, Moore advocated direct carving, Although direct carving was not widely accepted, some other sculptors also embraced the idea. Moore’s large-scale marble and bronze sculptures can be seen adorning public parks and plazas around the world.