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Barbara Hepworth    (British, 1903-1975)

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1903 Born in Yorkshire
1903 Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
1920 - 1921 Trained at Leeds School of Art
1921 - 1924 Trained at the Royal College of Art in London
1925 Married sculptor John Skeaping
1924 - 1926 Lived and worked in Rome, Italy, with her first husband, the sculptor John Skeaping
1924 - 1926 Studied at the British School, Rome, studied carving under Ardini
1926 Hepworth and Skeaping returned to London and became involved with the London Group and the 7 & 5 Society, and became key figures in the new direct carving movement
1930 - 1933 Met, and later married, Ben Nicholson. The two pioneered a move towards abstraction in, respectively, sculpture and painting.
1933 Divorced sculptor John Skeaping
1933 - 1935 worked with Abstraction-Creation group, Paris, and Unit One, London
1935 Joined Astraction-Création and was also member of Unit One
1930 - 1936 member, 7 x 5 Society, London
1936 On the outbreak of World War II, moved to St Ives in Cornwall where she remained for the rest of her life
1936 Married Ben Nicholson
1929 - 1939 Lived in Hampstead, England
1939 - 1945 owned and operated nursery school and market garden, St. Ives
1949 co-founder, with Naum Gabo, Bernard Leach and others, Penwith Society of Arts, St. Ives
1951 Divorced Ben Nicholson
1951 Gold Medal, Hoffman Wood Trust, Leeds
1958 Honorary member, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1973
1959 Grand Prize, Bienal, São Paulo
1960 Grand Prix, Prefecture des Alpes-Maritimes, Nice
1960 Honorary degree University of Birmingham
1961 Honorary degree University of Leeds
1963 Foreign Minister's Award, Tokyo Biennal
1965 Made a Dame of the British Empire
1966 Honorary degree University of Exeter
1968 Honorary degree Oxford University
1968 Honorary fellow, St. Anne's College, Oxford
1970 Honorary degree London University
1970 Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art London
1975 Died in St. Ives, Cornwall, England

2009 "Moore, Hepworth, Nicholson: A Nest of Gentle Artists in the 1930's" Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, England (group)
Graves Gallery, Sheffield, England (group)
"Marble" Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England (group)
"Modernism in St. Ives" Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall, England (group)
2006 Hayward Gallery, London (group)
2006 Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France (solo)
2005 Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London (solo)
2004 Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (solo)
2003 Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (group)
New Art Center, Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury
Wakefield Art Gallery
"Barbara Hepworth Centenary" Tate St. Ives and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (solo)
2002 Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (group)
2001 - 2002 New Art Center, Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury (solo)
2001 "Barbara Hepworth: Stone Sculpture" Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
"Hepworth by the Sea," De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea (solo)
1998 Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (group)
1997 - 1998 Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY (group)
1996 "Barbara Hepworth: Sculptures from the Estate" Wildenstein & Company, New York, NY (solo)
1994 - 1995 Tate Gallery, Liverpool and travelling to Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1991 - 1992 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1988 "The Non-Objective World Revisited," Annely Juda Fine Art, London (group)
1987 - 1988 Wakefield Art Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (solo)
1985 Elizabeth Exhibition Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshire (solo)
1982 Marlborough Fine Art, London (solo)
1980 Yorkshire Sculptural Park, Breton Hall, near Wakefield (solo)
1979 Marlborough Gallery, New York (solo)
Marlborough Gallery, London (solo)
1978 Scottish College of Textiles, Galashiels (toured Scotland) (solo)
1977 Burleighfield International Arts Centre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (solo)
1976 Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh (solo)
1975 Gimpel Fils, London (solo)
William Darby, London (solo)
Marlborough Gallery, Zurich (solo)
1973 University of Exeter (solo)
1972 Marlborough Fine Art, London (solo)
Gimpel Fils, London (solo)
1971 University of Texas Art Museum, Austin (solo)
1970 Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kyoto (solo)
Abbotsholme, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire (toured the U.K.)
1969 Curwen Gallery, London (solo)
Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer, New York (solo)
1968 Tate Gallery, London (solo)
1966 Marlborough Gerson Gallery, New York (solo)
1965 Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin (solo)
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands (toured Europe) (solo)
1964 Moderna Museet, Stockholm (toured Scandinavia, 1964-65) (solo)
1963 Gimpel-Hanover Galerie, Zurich (solo)
1962 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (solo)
1961 Gimpel Fils, London (solo)
1960 Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich (solo)
1959 Bienal, São Paulo (toured South America)
Galerie Chalette, New York (solo)
1958 Gimpel Fils, London (solo)
Leeds City Art Gallery (solo)
1956 Gimpel Fils, London (solo)
1955 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (toured the United States and Canada, 1955-56) (solo)
1954 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (solo)
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York (solo)
1952 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London (solo)
1951 Wakefield City Art Gallery, Yorkshire (travelled to the Manchester City Art Gallery)
1950 Biennale, Venice (solo)
Penwith Society of Arts, St. Ives (with Ben Nicholson and Victor Pasmore)
Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London (solo)
1949 Durlacher Brothers, New York (solo)
1948 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London (solo)
1946 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London (solo)
1944 Wakefield City Art Gallery, Yorkshire (travelled to the Bankfield Museum, Halifax) (solo)
1943 Temple Newsam, Leeds (with Paul Nash)
1937 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London (solo)
1933 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London (with Ben Nicholson)
1932 Tooths Gallery, London (with Ben Nicholson)
1930 Tooths Gallery, London (with John Skeaping)
1928 Beaux Arts Gallery, London (with John Skeaping and William Norman)
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