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Barbara Hepworth

Person  Female  Born 10/1/1903  Died 20/5/1975

Born in Wakefield as Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth. At art school met and became a friendly rival of Henry Moore, though it was she who first 'pierced' her sculptures. With her first husband had a son who died in a flying accident in 1953. Married and had triplets with Ben Nicholson. The children were sent to boarding schools and were not allowed to disturb her in the studio.

Other work in London - "Winged Figure" (1963) on the side of John Lewis in Oxford Street (where she ensured a lamppost was moved to improve the view of the work)  and a piece in Dulwich Park “Two Forms (divided circle)”. This latter piece was stolen in 2011.

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Hammarskjold - Hepworth

Hammarskjold and Hepworth were friends; he owned some of her sculpture includ...

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