Gropius House

Underground Shelter with Figures

In 1934, Walter Gropius and Henry Moore met when both families moved in to the Lawn Road Flats, an experimental apartment house of modern design by Wells Coates, in Hampstead, London. A renowned sculptor and accomplished draughtsman, Moore was selected by Kenneth Clark, Chairman of the War Artists’ Advisory Committee, to become the official war artist. Moore’s underground shelter series of drawing depict Londoners seeking refuge during bombardments.