Barbara Hepworth

(British, 1903–1975)

curved forms – white and brown (mycenae) by barbara hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

Curved Forms – white and brown (Mycenae)

nude threading a needle by barbara hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

Nude Threading a needle, 1947

sea form by barbara hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

Sea Form, 1960

Biography

Timeline

1903
Born in Yorkshire
Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
1920 - 1921
Trained at Leeds School of Art
1921 - 1924
Trained at the Royal College of Art in London
1924 - 1926
Lived and worked in Rome, Italy, with her first husband, the sculptor John Skeaping
Studied at the British School, Rome, studied carving under Ardini
1925
Married sculptor John Skeaping
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
1929 - 1939
Lived in Hampstead, England
1930 - 1933
Met, and later married, Ben Nicholson. The two pioneered a move towards abstraction in, respectively, sculpture and painting.

Exhibitions

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)
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)