Woking, The Lightbox, Ways of Seeing, 15 January 2011 – 13 March 2011;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016
Ruth Artmonsky, The School Prints: A Romantic Project, London 2010 (p. 110)
Henry Moore’s semi-abstract sculptures are located in public spaces around the world. Moore’s work is usually an abstract representation of the human body, particularly the female body. The present work is part of the School Prints series. This was a scheme introduced after the Second World War to spearhead an interest in art and culture among young British school children. The leading artists of the day were asked to produce a new work of art which would be turned into a lithograph for circulation by local education authorities. The scheme ran from 1946-1951 and, at its height, over 4,000 schools had subscribed. It marked a high point in the post-war optimism, which culminated in the Festival of Britain in 1951.