1 portrait of Barbara Hepworth
© estate of Peter Keen / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Peter Keen
glossy unglazed bromide print, mid 1950s
11 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (298 mm x 247 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson. Sitter in 28 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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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- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, Cornwall (Trewyn Studio, now the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives, Cornwall)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Centenaries and Centenarians (5 February 2000 - 11 August 2000)
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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On display at The River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
- Portrait of the Day: Barbara Hepworth
31 December, 12:30
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