19 of 28 portraits of Barbara Hepworth
by Crispin Eurich
bromide print, late 1960s
9 7/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (251 mm x 168 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
Hepworth retrospectives were held in 1962 at the Whitechapel, in 1965 at the Rijksmuseum, Kröller-Müller in Holland and in 1968 at the Tate Gallery. In 1965 she was also created DBE.
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
- Portrait of the Day: Barbara Hepworth
31 December, 12:30
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