Hepworth, Dame Barbara

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Hepworth, Dame Barbara (1903–76) English sculptor. She shared Henry Moore's interest in the techniques of carving. Her early pieces were mainly in wood and stone, using their natural qualities to produce fluid forms such as Figure in sycamore (1931). She married (1932–51) the abstract painter Ben Nicholson. In the 1950s, Hepworth began to work in bronze. Later works include the memorial to Dag Hammerskojd, Single form (1963).