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

How are these sitters connected?

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

Barbara Hepworth
by 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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