Orchid

Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975)

screenprint on paper

1970
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and studied at the Royal College of Art in London. One of Britain’s foremost sculptors, she visited Italy in 1924 to study marble carving. In Paris in 1933 she joined Abstraction-Création, an international exhibition society. Her work moved into an abstract phase, and with husband Ben Nicholson and others, she was at the forefront of the modern movement. At the outbreak of the war she moved with Nicholson to Cornwall. From 1951, after her marriage dissolved, she lived permanently in St Ives. Retrospectives were held at the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 1952 and 1962, and the Tate in 1968. She was created DBE in 1965. After her tragic death in a fire, her studio was opened as a museum.
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    Materials & Techniques
    paper (as artists material), screenprint
  • Details
    Title
    Orchid
    Portfolio Title
    Opposing Forms
    Edition
    Number 36 in an edition of 60
    Date
    1970
    Medium
    screenprint on paper
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    GAC number
    19002