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Barbara Hepworth Art

British, 1903-1975


Barbara Hepworth was born on 10th January, 1903 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire. Hepworth attended the Leeds School of Art from 1920. There, she met fellow sculptor Henry Moore, who she maintained a friendly rivalry with throughout her career. From Leeds, Hepworth went on to attend the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, where she studied from 1921-24.

Following her studies in London, Hepworth travelled to Italy. She begun this journey in Florence, where she was the runner-up for the Prix-de-Rome, losing only to sculptor John Skeaping, whom she began a relationship with. The pair travelled to Sienna and Rome, and were married in 1925 in Florence. During her time in Italy, Hepworth studied under sculptor Giovanni Ardini and learned how to carve marble. Upon her return to London, Hepworth and Skeaping begun to publically exhibit from their flat, until their divorce in 1929.

Hepworth’s early work reflects her interest in European art movements, particularly Italian Abstraction. In 1931, Hepworth begun to sculpt her characteristic pierced figures, and Henry Moore followed suit. The pair led the path to modernist sculpture. Hepworth later became involved with the Parisian art movement, Abstraction-Création. In 1933, Hepworth and Nicholson co-founded with Nash, Read and architect Coates the Unit One art movement, with the agenda to unite surrealist practice with abstraction in contemporary British art.

Hepworth moved to St. Ives, Cornwall with her second husband Nicholson and their children at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. Hepworth lived and worked in Trewyn Studios. Many other British artists likewise found refuge and space in Cornwall to continue working during the war, and in its aftermath, Hepworth founded the Penwith Society of Arts in 1949. In 1950. Hepworth exhibited in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Two of her public commissions were exhibited at the Festival of Britain in 1951, and in 1953 she travelled to Greece, a trip which inspired her celebrated six-piece sculpture collection carved from Guarea wood between 1954-56.

In 1955, Hepworth begun to exhibit in the USA, beginning with the Martha Jackson Gallery. Preferring the European Art Market, she exhibited solo at Galerie Chalette, France in 1957, and her lithographs were hung in Marlborough Fine Art in 1970. The Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives and The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire permanently exhibit her work in honor of her contributions to both places that the artist at times called home. Her collectors include the Tate, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongrewa and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Hepworth has been awarded the Grand Prix at the 1959 Sao Paulo Art Biennal, the Freedom of St Ives in 1968, a CBE in 1958, and a DBE in 1965. In 2015, the Tate Britain held the first big solo exhibition of Hepworth’s work since her death, bringing together more than 70 of her works.

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Sea Forms (1969) (signed)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
A original Lithograph in black and yellow with embossing on wove paper. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Edition 30/60. Sheet size 58 x 82cm. Published with the blindstam...
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1960s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Lithograph

Green Man (1972) (signed)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
A original lithograph published by Cerclè Graphique Européen. Signed and numbered by the artist and from an edition of 200. Numbered 153/200 Sheet size 72 x 52 cm
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Lithograph

Rangatira 2 (1969)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
Screenprint in colours, 1970, from Opposing Forms, signed in pencil, numbered 13 out of 60, published by Marlborough Fine Art, London, on TH Saunders wove paper. 78 x 57 cm.
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1960s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Fragment from the Aegean Suite (1969) (signed)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
A Lithograph from 1971 printed in colours on wove. Signed and numbered in pencil by the Artist. Printed by Curwen Studio, with their blindstamp and published by Marlborough Fine Art....
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1960s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Lithograph

Square and circles (1969) (signed)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
A original Lithograph printed in colours, on wove. Signed and numbered by the artist. Printed by Curwen Prints, London, with their blindstamp, with margins in 1969. Edition 24/30. Sh...
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1960s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Lithograph

Moonplay (1972) (signed)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
Signed lithograph in colours, 1972, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 129/200, published by Cercle Graphique Européen, with their blindstamp, in good condition, framed 76 x ...
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Forms in a flurry (1970) (signed)
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in Woodbury, CT
A silkscreen from 1969 published by Marlborough Fine Art and printed by Kelpra Studio. Signed and numbered by the artist. Printed in colours on TH Saunders paper. Sheet size 77 x 58cm.
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Barbara Hepworth, Rangatira II, 1969-70
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in London, GB
A lesser known side of Barbara Hepworth’s artistic oeuvre are her works on paper. Showcasing her incredible draftmanship, the artist said of her ‘Opposing Form’s’ series, that the dr...
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1960s Abstract Barbara Hepworth Art

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Forms in a Flurry
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in London, GB
Screenprint in colours, 1969-70, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 60 (total edition includes ten artist's proofs) published by Marlborough AG Schellenberg, FL, 77.7 ...
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1960s Abstract Barbara Hepworth Art

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Barbara Hepworth, November Green, 1969-70
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in London, GB
A lesser known side of Barbara Hepworth’s artistic oeuvre are her works on paper. Showcasing her incredible draftmanship, the artist said of her ‘Opposing Form’s’ series, that the dr...
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1960s Abstract Barbara Hepworth Art

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November Green
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in New York, NY
Barbara Hepworth November Green, 1970 Screenprint 30 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches Edition of 60
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Rangatira II
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in New York, NY
Barbara Hepworth Rangatira II, 1970 Screenprint 30 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches Edition of 60
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Orchid
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in New York, NY
Barbara Hepworth Orchid, 1970 from the Opposing Forms portfolio screenprint 30 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches edition of 60
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Forms in a Flurry
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in New York, NY
Barbara Hepworth Orchid, 1970 from the Opposing Forms portfolio screenprint 30 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches edition of 60
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1970s Barbara Hepworth Art

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Located in London, GB
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Squares and Circles -- Print, Lithograph, Geometric Abstract by Barbara Hepworth
By Barbara Hepworth
Located in London, GB
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By Barbara Hepworth
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