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Desert Forms by Barbara Hepworth

Desert Forms by Barbara Hepworth



Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: 60

Sheet Size: 81 x 58.5 cm


Condition: Excellent

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While known primarily as a sculptor, Hepworth made a number of important prints later in her career. This piece forms part of the Aegean Suite of lithographs, created in 1970-71. They were begun in St Ives and completed at the famous Curwen Studio in London. Hepworth used the process of printing to work on ideas which would eventually translate into sculpture, creating an abstract sense of space, form and texture through the use of transparent smooth layers and bold mark-making. An example of this print is held by the Tate.


The Artist

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth was an English modernist sculptor who achieved international fame for her distinctive artworks. Born in Wakefield in 1903, she attended the Leeds School of Art from 1920. There she met the sculptor Henry Moore and formed a lifelong artistic friendship. In 1921 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art. During an extended stay in Florence in the early 1920s, Hepworth learned the art of carving marble under the supervision of Giovanni Ardini.

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