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Barbara Hepworth

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

Dame Barbara Hepworth

Sitter in 30 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born and brought up in Wakefield in Yorkshire, 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 Seven and Five Society in 1931, and was a member of the avant-garde art groups Abstraction-Creation and Unit One. In common with Henry Moore and her second husband the artist Ben Nicholson, Hepworth's work achieved international status. During her lifetime, retrospective exhibitions were held at the Rijksmuseum (1965) and Tate Gallery (1968). Her studio in St Ives, Cornwall is now a museum. She was made a Dame in 1965.

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Dame Barbara Hepworth, by Naum Gabo - NPG 7057

Dame Barbara Hepworth

by Naum Gabo
pencil on paper, circa 1940
NPG 7057

Barbara Hepworth, by Barbara Hepworth - NPG 5919

Barbara Hepworth

by Barbara Hepworth
oil and pencil on board, 1950
NPG 5919

Barbara Hepworth, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(20)

Barbara Hepworth

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

Barbara Hepworth, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1951

Barbara Hepworth

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 26 February 1964
NPG P1951

Barbara Hepworth, by John Hedgecoe - NPG P773

Barbara Hepworth

by John Hedgecoe
cibachrome print, 1970
NPG P773

Barbara Hepworth, by Milein Cosman - NPG 7097

Barbara Hepworth

by Milein Cosman
drypoint, 1980s
NPG 7097

Barbara Hepworth, by Peter Keen - NPG x36003

Barbara Hepworth

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

Barbara Hepworth, by Peter Keen - NPG x35116

Barbara Hepworth

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

Barbara Hepworth, by Crispin Eurich - NPG x26705

Barbara Hepworth

by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, 1961
NPG x26705

Barbara Hepworth, by Crispin Eurich - NPG x26706

Barbara Hepworth

by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, 1961
NPG x26706

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