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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.
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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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