Lost Barbara Hepworth photographs, by various

Barbara Hepworth working on Oval Form, Trezion, 1963, Photograph by Val Wilmer, Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth working on Oval Form, Trezion, 1963, Photograph by Val Wilmer, Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Two new Barbara Hepworth exhibitions have been announced at The Hepworth Wakefield, which explore the work of the sculptor through archive photographs, many of which have never been seen. A Greater Freedom: Hepworth 1965–1975 has just opened and runs until April 2016. It looks at how in her later life she obsessed with invention and reinvention. In the 1950s she was working in bronze, before introducing slate in 1962 and printmaking from 1969. In 1971 she said: “I don’t think anyone realises how much the last ten years has been a fulfilment of my youth.” Meanwhile Hepworth in Yorkshire runs from 16 May-6 September and focuses on her early years growing up in Wakefield and shows family photographs and images from her formative years. Early drawings, paintings and sculpture can also be seen. Both exhibitions take place at The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

Barbara Hepworth Winged Figure, work in progress, 1962, Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth Winged Figure, work in progress, 1962, Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth at Trewyn Studio, 1961. Photograph by Rosemary Mathews, Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth at Trewyn Studio, 1961. Photograph by Rosemary Mathews, Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth, The Aegean Suite, 1971, Lithograph on paper, Courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield
Barbara Hepworth, The Aegean Suite, 1971, Lithograph on paper, Courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield
Barbara Hepworth, Oval with Two Forms, 1971. Polished bronze, Courtesy of Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth, Oval with Two Forms, 1971. Polished bronze, Courtesy of Hepworth Estate
Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms with White (Greek), 1963. The Hepworth Wakefield, © Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Photography by Jonty Wilde
Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms with White (Greek), 1963. The Hepworth Wakefield, © Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Photography by Jonty Wilde