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National Treasures – Dame Barbara Hepworth

Dame Barbara Hepworth (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was an English modernist sculptor, credited with developing modern art in the UK.

Hailing from Wakefield, Hepworth learned her craft at the Leeds School of Art, the Royal College of Art – where she met the painters Raymond Coxon and Edna Ginesi and the sculptor Henry Moore – and while studying for a time in Italy.

Hepworth’s works can be seen globally, with the largest collection at the Tate owned ‘Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden’ in St Ives; the house where she lived and worked from 1949 until her death.

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Image credit: Herrylawford

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