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Barbara Hepworth

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Barbara Hepworth, by Peter Keen, early 1950s - NPG x36003 - © estate of Peter Keen / National Portrait Gallery, London

© estate of Peter Keen / National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Hepworth

by Peter Keen
glossy unglazed bromide print, early 1950s
11 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (298 mm x 247 mm)
Purchased, 1991
Photographs Collection
NPG x36003


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  • Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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In 1949 Barbara Hepworth bought Trewyn Studio in St Ives and lived there from 1951. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 1950 and the following year she was commissioned to make two works for the Festival of Britain: Contrapuntal Forms and Turning Forms were both sited in March 1951.

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