Artists Series: Barbara Hepworth


This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2024.

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An indispensable introduction to the life and work of Barbara Hepworth, whose sculptures expanded the possibilities for art within modern society, and revealed how it can express human relationships with our surroundings.

?Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) was a leading figure in modern sculpture during the twentieth century, whose prolific career spanned over five decades and bore witness to a period of great political and social change. Inspired by the natural world, Hepworth’s sculptures reflect her high regard for the landscape, but also her deep engagement with art’s civic function and its relationship to our social environment.

This concise book is the perfect introduction to Hepworth’s remarkable life and work. Contextualising her career from her beginnings in London, carving with wood and stone, to her relocation in Cornwall, and the pivotal point when she turned to metal casting, and started creating the monumental sculptures which cemented her international reputation, it celebrates the mastery and determination of an extraordinary artist whose work continues to inspire today.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 14 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 8 September 2024
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Katy Norris
Dimensions 14 x 19.7 cm
Weight 300 g


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Katy Norris is Exhibitions and Displays Curator at Tate St Ives.