The Art and Where to Find It

Pit Boys at Pit Head

Artist: Henry Moore

Year: 1942

Location: Chantry Buildings, Corporation Street

A sketch by the famous sculptor. Moore was commissioned by The War Artists' Advisory Committee (WAAC) to make illustrations of coal miners in his native Yorkshire. The WAAC bought Moore's powerful and moving drawings of Londoners during the blitz and he accepted a commission to draw more. The Hepworth Wakefield (photography copyright Norman Taylor)