Barbara (Dame) Hepworth
(1903 - 1975)
Barbara (Dame) Hepworth was active/lived in England. Barbara Hepworth is known for direct carving abstract sculpture.
Barbara Hepworth was one of the most prominent early 20th-Century British
sculptors. She transitioned from Classical to abstract styles, which were organic and geometric. At first, her approach was
startling to the public, but by the
1950s, she was well accepted and was receiving both national and international recognition including
participation in the 1950 Venice Biennale and the 1959 Biennial
exhibition in Sao Paulo, where she won the Grand Prix award. The
Universities of Birmingham (1960) and Leeds (1961) awarded her honorary
doctorates, and in 1965, she received from the British government a
highest honor, Dame of the Order of the British Empire. Many of
her works are relatively small scale, but in her later years, ... Displaying 750 of 6373 characters.