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Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970

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Squares with Two Circles, 1963

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The Family of Man, 1970

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The Family of Man, 1970

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Squares with Two Circles, 1963

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Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) was born and raised in Wakefield, and became one of the twentieth century's most eminent international sculptors, shaped by her early years in Yorkshire which she says 'discipled me to the life of form and sculpture'. Hepworth is best known for creating beautiful, flowing and rhythmic sculptures in wood, marble or bronze, often influenced by the organic shapes and contours of nature.

 

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Following the Hepworth Centenary exhibition at YSP during summer of 2003 a reduced exhibition continues on Hillside.

Barbara Hepworth died in 1975. She is remembered and celebrated as one of this country's most talented and innovative sculptors who, with artists such as Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson, played a major role in shaping international modernism. Hepworth's work can be seen in leading museums across the world.

An anthology of Hepworth's writings and photographs of the Yorkshire Landscape is available from YSP priced £5.00.

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We are doing sculptures in art (for my GCSE's) and i chose to do Barbara Hepworths work is amazing! an amazing sculpture and an inspiration to me!
Kate Mugele on Barbara Hepworth | See all (7) comments
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I'm doing an art project and this website really helped me
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Barbara Hepworth has inspired me in sculpting and I really want to know more about her
Saskia Masters on Barbara Hepworth
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I like her work, it is inspiring
Maria on Barbara Hepworth
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I am 59 years old - when studying Craft (Design & Practice) for GCE A level 1970/72 at Castleford Grammar School, West Yorkshire my teacher described me as 'Barbara Hepworth' & my friend Anne, whom I am in touch with as 'Henry Moore' - have visited her sculpture garden in St Ives many years ago, but would like to visit YSP, but cannot drive & am in poor health, but love your website - thank you, Jane xx
Jane Butterfield on Barbara Hepworth
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Barbara Hepworth's Family of Man sit on Hillside almost as a close community of watchers, in intimate proximity to each other, observing the natural setting and the many visitors alike, the bronze verdigris blending subtly through time with the landscape.
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Very hard working and more skills to get this kind of perfectness
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