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Dame Barbara Hepworth

Hepworth, Dame Barbara, 1903–75, English sculptor. Hepworth's smooth, usually nonfigurative sculptures recall those of Jean Arp. Working in Cornwall, she consistently sought perfection of form and surface texture. She worked primarily in stone, in bronze. Her sculpture is represented in the Tate Gallery, London. From 1933 to 1951; Hepworth was married to the painter Ben Nicholson.

See studies by A. M. Hammacher (tr. 1968) and A. Bowness, ed. (1971).

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