Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World, by Linda Bolton
Talk | Royal Over-Seas League
Tuesday 28 July 2015 - 19:00 until 20:30
Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) is most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, where she lived from 1939 until her death in 1975.
Lecturer Linda Bolton will discuss how the major retrospective at Tate emphasises Hepworth’s often overlooked prominence in the international art world, of which she was a leading figure in the 1930s, and one of the most successful artists in the world during the 1950s and 1960s. Charting Hepworth’s progress from small carvings made as a young woman to the magnificent bronzes that became part of great sculpture collections, it presents many surviving pre-war carvings, and some of her most significant sculptures, along with rarely seen works, including textiles, drawings, collages and photograms.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.