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

How are these sitters connected?


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

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

Barbara Hepworth
by Dame Barbara Hepworth
1950
NPG 5919

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.’

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NPG P438 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Herbert Wells

NPG x25925 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Igor Stravinsky

NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Michael Tippett


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