BARBARA HEPWORTH. A Memoir. Margaret Gardiner.


Edinburgh: The Salamander Press, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. No friend was closer to Barbara Hepworth, over a period of forty years, than Margaret Gardiner. In this vivid and personal account of the early days in Hampstead, when Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Herbert Read all lived and worked, for a period, in adjoining studios. Gardiner describes her first meeting with Barbara Hepworth. It was, of course, a circle of friends soon to be enlarged when Naum Gabo, Piet Mondrian, Moholy-Nagy and other refugee artists arrived from the continent just before the Second World War. But it was to Margaret Gardiner that Barbara Hepworth remained particularly close, and it is Gardiner's deep sympathy with her subject, and the close contact she maintained with Hepworth throughout the various periods of her career, which give this account of the sculptor's life and art a more personal aspect than anything previously written. 63pp with index, illustrated from photographs. A fine copy in dust jacket. Item #13825
ISBN: 0907540090

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