Hepworth, Barbara

SCULPTOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 10 Jan 1905, Wakefield, West Yorkshire - DIED 20 May 1975, St. Ives, Cornwall: Trewyn Studio
GRAVE LOCATION Carbis Bay, Cornwall: Cemetery

With Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth was the most important exponent of a new approach to abstract sculpture in Europe in the 1930s.

She was educated at Leeds and London, where she became friends with Henry Moore at the Royal College of Art. In 1924 she went to Italy to study painting and sculpture. She married Ben Nicholson and they knew people like Picasso, Arp, Mondriaan and Brancusi. She won many international prizes and was created Dame of the British Empire in 1965.

Related persons
• knew Arp, Hans
• knew Brancusi, Constantin

Sources
Den Haag Sculptuur 1999, 1999

Images

'Construction Crucifixion'.
(1966)
Picture by Pat/Androom (Jun 1998)

 


Herbert, Sydney, Baron Herbert of Lea

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 10 Feb 2008