More of Moore monthly film screening - Arena


FREE, everyone welcome

Sadler Room, Cooper Gallery

Running time 50 minutes 

Speaking from Henry Moore's own studio in Perry Green, John Read reaffirms his belief in the artist's status as one of the greatest sculptors since the Renaissance. He traces Moore's life and his own connections with him through extracts from the documentaries he has made and reminiscences of their many personal encounters.

John Read's father was Herbert Read, the renowned poet, art critic and founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, who was knighted despite his anarchist views. He was an early champion of Moore at a time when reaction to the artist's work was generally unfavourable.

Originally broadcast 07 September 1986.