The Garden Guide

Hepworth, Barbara

Born - Died : 1903 - 1975

English sculptor, trained in Leeds and married to Ben Nicholson until 1951. She moved to St Ives in 1939 and her garden, now part of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, is open to the public. Unlike Henry Moore, who started with natural forms, Hepworth's sculpture was essentially abstract. In 1934, she explained that she wanted 'to make exactly the right relation of masses, a living thing in stone, to express my awareness and thought of these things'.

Gardens designed by Hepworth, Barbara