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 Harold Hollingsworth
Seattle, wa

Harold Hollingsworth

H.H. is an artist living and working in the Seattle Washington area. He is a graduate of Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

"I've gotten to a place lately with the work that feels both attuned and loose. Not that those paths need to be divergent, but within my work for the last few years it's been difficult for me to get them to dance with one another.
I've been focusing on being loose with some sketchbook activities to start each day here in the studio, and as simple as that has been, like stretching before exercising, I'd forgotten to do that in the last few years as well. The net result is that I'm trusting my hand, and arms more.
I found that with as much as I will analyze and plot, that the simple act of knowledge bound in movement can give you a satisfying result had been that reach that I could not seem to make."

*special thanks to Randall Slaughter for his kick'in research. 


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Barbara Hepworth
England 1903-1975


Barbara Hepworth was born in 1903 in Wakefield, England. She studied sculpture at the Leeds School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London from 1920 to 1924. In September 1924 she traveled to Italy, settling in Rome, where she began her career as a sculptor. In 1926 she returned to London, moving to 7 The Mall Studios in Hampstead in 1928. In 1931 she joined the London Group and the 7 & 5 Society. In 1931 Hepworth met Ben Nicholson, whom she would marry in 1938. Hepworth’s sculpture became increasingly abstract from 1932 on. She and Nicholson became involved in the group Abstraction-Création in 1933 and in Paul Nash’s group Unit One the following year. After a break from sculpting starting in 1939, she returned with a new interest in hollowing precise shapes out of her sculpted material (stone or wood), which permitted her to play with the interior and exterior of the same sculpture. 

An interest in Constructivism led to publication of the book Circle: International Survey of Constructive Art, edited by Nicholson, Naum Gabo, and Leslie Martin and designed by Hepworth and Sadie Martin, in 1937. At the outbreak of World War II, Hepworth moved to St Ives in Cornwall, where she formed the Penwith Society of Arts with Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, and others. The first major exhibition of Hepworth’s work was presented in 1943 at Temple Newsam in Leeds. In the 1950s several institutions held touring retrospectives of her work, including the Wakefield City Art Gallery in 1951, Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1954, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in 1955. She won the Grand Prize at the São Paulo Bienal in 1959. In 1964 the British Council organized an exhibition of her work that toured Europe, and the same year her sculpture Single Form (1961–64) was erected in front of the United Nations building in New York. Alan Bowness published the catalogue raisonné of her work in 1971. Hepworth died in a St Ives during a studio fire in 1975. Her house and studio became a museum dedicated to her work.

*special thanks to the Guggenheim, Venice
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Her studio in Cornwall, England Barbara Hepworth first came to live in Cornwall with her husband Ben Nicholson and their young family at the outbreak of war in 1939.



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