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Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) VIEW BIOGRAPHY CLOSE BIOGRAPHY

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, she studied at Leeds College of art in 1921 and at the RCA 1921-4. In 1924-5 she lived in Italy, and married fellow sculptor John Skeaping. In 1932 and 1933 she and Ben Nicholson (who later became her second husband) visited Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, Arp and Branscusi. She joined Abstraction-Creation in 1933, was a member of Unit One, and befriended Gabo when she and Nicholson moved to St Ives at the outbreak of the Second World War.

During the early part of the war she concentrated on drawing, using some colour. In 1948 she exhibited paintings at Reid and Lefevre, carried out with a mixture of pencil and oil paint, of surgical operations she had observed. Celebrated as a sculptor, she aws nevertheless influencial on the work of a number of pai...

Four Squares (Four Circles) - Barbara Hepworth

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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