Only Connect - Barbara Hepworth <> T.S. Eliot

How are these sitters connected?


Barbara Hepworth, by Dame Barbara Hepworth, 1950 - NPG  - © Alan Bowness, Hepworth estate

Barbara Hepworth
by Dame Barbara Hepworth
1950
NPG 5919

T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949 - NPG  - © The estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2013<br />

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

The connection
Patrick Heron, creator of this portrait of T.S. Eliot, moved to Cornwall, becoming part of the artistic community there founded by, among others, Barbara Hepworth. She wrote: ‘We may have lived at Land’s End but we were in close contact with the world.’

Find out more about Hepworth connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Explore other Hepworth connections

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Hepworth <> Sir Michael Tippett

NPG x33552 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Barbara Hepworth <> Priaulx Rainer


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