- 17th December 2011 − 24th June 2012 | Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)
Hepworth and Nicholson
The free-standing sculptures on show in Room 4 are by Barbara Hepworth, and the painted reliefs are by Ben Nicholson. Hepworth was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1903; Nicholson was born in Buckinghamshire in 1894. They were key figures in London’s avant-garde in the 1930s. Just before the outbreak of war, in August 1939, they moved to the village of St Ives in Cornwall.
St Ives had a major effect on the work of both artists. Their interests shifted from a white, Modernist, often geometric aesthetic, to one inspired by the sea, rocks and waves found in and around St Ives.
On display in Room 4.