With many more public works of art the scale of Moore's sculptures grew significantly and he started to employ an increasing number of assistants to work with him at Much Hadham including Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth. During this period he also visited Paris took advantage of the timed-sketching classes at the Académie Colarossi and viewed in the Trocadero a plaster cast of a Toltec-Maya sculptural form the Chac Mool previously seen in book illustrations. In 2012 the council of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets announced its plans to sell another version of Draped Seated Woman 1957–58 a 1.
His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. Yet he lived frugally and most of the money he earned went towards endowing the Henry Moore Foundation which continues to support education and promotion of the arts.