No 25 Dame Barbara Hepworth

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Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

No 25 Dame Barbara Hepworth

One of Britain’s most important sculptors, Barbara Hepworth DBE, (1903-1975) was born here on 10 January 1903. She was educated at Wakefield Girls’ High School and Leeds School of Art where she met Henry Moore, who went on, at the same time as she did, to the Royal College of Art in London. After some years in Hampstead, Hepworth moved to St Ives where she died in May 1975 in a fire. Her Family of Man can be seen near here in Rishworth Street and there is more of her work in Wakefield Art Gallery, Wentworth Terrace.

Dame Barbara Hepworth