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Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth


Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield on 10th January 1903

Hepworth trained in sculpture at Leeds School of Art (1920-1) and, on a county scholarship, at the Royal College of Art (1921-4) where she met sculptor Henry Moore.

She moved to Cornwall with her husband Ben Nicholson and their young family in 1939, living and working in Trewyn studios – now the Barbara Hepworth Museum until her death in 1975.

Hepworth said that ‘Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic’, ‘Here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space’

The Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden is open to the public if you fancy a stroll around her garden while looking at some amazing sculptures.

Booking is recommended, but paid tickets for both the collection and exhibitions are available on the door.