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Barbara Hepworth

 (1903 - 1975)
Barbara (Dame) Hepworth was active/lived in England.  Barbara Hepworth is known for direct carving abstract sculpture.

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Barbara Hepworth

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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.



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About  Barbara Hepworth

Born:  1903 - Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Died:   1975 - St. Ives, England
Known for:  direct carving abstract sculpture