Henry Moore was most known for his semi-abstract depictions of mother-and-child and reclining figures. Growing up in a Yorkshire coal-mining town in England, Henry Moore began sculpting at the early age of sixteen. By his mid-30s his success allowed him to sculpt full time and he continued to create small-scale and monumental sculptures into his 80s. His work is in the collections of international museums and public art installations. The largest collection of his work was given by him in the 1970s to the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, where it is on permanent display in the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre.