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Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson

Dame Barbara Hepworth

Sitter in 28 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born and brought up in Wakefield, Hepworth went from Leeds School of Art to the Royal College of Art in 1921. She won a travel scholarship in 1924 to Italy, where she married the sculptor John Skeaping. She joined the 7 and 5 Society in 1931, and was a member of Abstraction-Creation and Unit One. Her work paralleled that of Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson, her second husband, in achieving an international status for British art. Her retrospectives held during the 1960s included the Whitechapel Art Gallery (1962), the Rijksmuseum (1965) and the Tate Gallery (1968). Her studio in St Ives, Cornwall is now a museum.

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Barbara Hepworth

by Dame Barbara Hepworth
oil and pencil on board, 1950
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5919


Barbara Hepworth

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 26 February 1964
NPG P797(20)


Barbara Hepworth

by John Hedgecoe
cibachrome print, 1970
NPG P773


Barbara Hepworth

by Peter Keen
glossy unglazed bromide print, mid 1950s
NPG x36003


Barbara Hepworth

by Peter Keen
vintage bromide print, mid 1950s
NPG x35116


Barbara Hepworth

by Peter Keen
bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x88862


Barbara Hepworth

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1961
NPG x88514


Barbara Hepworth

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1961
NPG x88515


Barbara Hepworth

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1961
NPG x88516


Barbara Hepworth

by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, 1961
NPG x26706


Barbara Hepworth

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1963
NPG x23305


Barbara Hepworth

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 14 October 1965
NPG x165779


Barbara Hepworth

by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, late 1960s
NPG x26705


Barbara Hepworth

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print on velvet card mount, 15 February 1968
NPG x12142


Barbara Hepworth

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1968
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x13720

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