Dame Barbara Hepworth Biography
She befriended a local surgeon and asked if she could sketch him at work in the operating theatre, putting down her chisel and taking up a pencil.
Barbara Hepworth is a famous sculptor who played a large role in the artistic movement known as ‘modernism’. This was a new form of art came able in the late 1800s and continued through the 1900s.
As a young artist, Hepworth was awarded several scholarships that allowed her to study at prestigious art schools and travel abroad. This was not common for women artists at the time.
Barbara didn’t really do normal sculptures of people; she did different shapes and stylised sculptures. These are part of the modernist style.