Barbara Hepworth Art & Life


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Barbara Hepworth Art & Life

by Eleanor Clayton.

A richly illustrated biography on the life and work of Barbara Hepworth, one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring artists and a pioneer of modernist sculpture.

Barbara Hepworth is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, and her organic sculptures have come to exemplify three-dimensional modernist art. Published at a time of increasing interest in her work, this biography moves beyond the traditional narratives of modernism to provide comprehensive insight into Hepworth’s remarkable life, work, and legacy.

This fully illustrated biography reflects Hepworth’s multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach, shedding new light on her interests in music, dance, poetry, contemporary politics, science, and technology.

Published on the occasion of The Hepworth Wakefield’s 10th anniversary exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life.

Eleanor Clayton is curator at The Hepworth Wakefield and a Barbara Hepworth specialist

Hardcover: 288 pages (178 illustrations)

Published: May 2021