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“I, the sculptor, am the landscape”

The tactile, feminine works of Barabara Hepworth show her intimate relationship with nature

It is nearly 50 years since a major exhibition of the work of sculptor Barbara Hepworth opened in London. In 1968, when Hepworth, then 65, was at the height of her international fame, the Tate organised a full retrospective. Hepworth had been created a Dame of the British Empire in 1965. A year earlier, her magisterial Single Form (1961-4), a memorial in bronze to Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, had been unveiled outside the UN Headquarters in New…

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