• Barbara Hepworth. Born on this day in 1903

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    January 10, 1903. Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War. In this image: Dame Barbara Hepworth, Parent I, conceived in 1970, number 2 of the 4 individual casts that were made of each of the nine figures.
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