Definition of Barbara Hepworth from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Barbara Hepworth

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(1903-75) an English sculptor. Her work is mainly abstract (= does not represent people or things in a realistic way) and marked by strong curving lines. She was married for a time to the painter Ben Nicholson and from 1939 lived in St Ives, Cornwall, a town still known for its many artists. She died in a fire at her home, which is now a museum.