Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth, 1903–1975, UK

Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Orpheus (Maquette 2) (Version II)’ 1956, edition 1959
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Orpheus (Maquette 2) (Version II) 1956, edition 1959
© Bowness

Barbara Hepworth is one of the most significant British artists of the twentieth century. A sculptor who helped to develop modern art in Britain, abstraction became the abiding direction of her work, epitomized by the pioneering piercing of the block.

She first came to live in Cornwall with her husband Ben Nicholson and their young family at the outbreak of war in 1939. She lived and worked in Trewyn studios, now the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, from 1949 until her death in 1975.

The seven sculptures by Hepworth, included here, have been specially selected and curated by the artist Linder

See also


Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson

Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and the triplets, 9.5 mm black and white film, home movie 1935 Duration: 7 min ...

Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Barbara Hepworth: A Retrospective: Free entry

14 Sep – 4 Dec 1994
Barbara Hepworth Retrospective past exhibition Tate Liverpool

The Studios at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives: Restoration and Preservation

This project, funded through the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, with additional support from Friends of Heritage Preservation, will oversee the ...