Barbara Hepworth is one of the most significant names in twentieth-century sculpture. Her work is enormously popular and very widely exhibited.
This talk is a straightforward look at her life and career, emphasising her incredible talent as a carver, and her instinctive feel for the quality of her materials, plus the way in which she responded to the landscape around her.
It also charts how her work moved gradually away from the human figure, and became more abstract and refined, and how it relates to the work of her contemporaries, including Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson.
Holds two first-class degrees in Art History. A broad knowledge of art historical subjects, but specialises in British Art and twentieth century art. Experienced lecturer and guide, especially at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Has lectured to a wide variety of audiences in different venues, including school and university students, and independent arts societies in the UK and overseas.