Dame Barbara Hepworth is one of the most important figures in the development of abstract art in Britain. Hepworth was extremely effective in creating meticulous detail in simple forms.

She worked both in wood and stone, and she described an important aspect of her early career as being the exciement of discovering the nature of carving. Toward the end of her career she worked mostly in bronze, especially for the large pieces, but she always retained a special feeling for direct carving.


Rock Form (Porthcurno) 1964

Wave 1943 – 45