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Tate British Artists Barbara Hepworth


Barbara Hepworth began her career as a sculptor in London in the late 1920s, and quickly established herself in the vanguard of the modern movement. Caught in St. Ives by the outbreak of the war, she went on to spend thirty-six years – exactly half her life – in the town. Hepworth came to value the sense of community she found in St. Ives, and it was this very rootedness that allowed her to develop sculpture for the national and international stage.

Hepworth remains a central figure in British twentieth- century art, and this book describes her life and work, giving an up-to-date survey of the contexts in which she can currently be understood. It includes full colour photographs of Hepworth’s most famous sculptures.

Penelope Curtis is a former Director of Tate Britain.

96 pages
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
ISBN: 978-1849760423