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The human figure was a central theme of Hepworth's early career. This drawing is related to a series of figure carvings that the artist made between 1928 and 1931. The emphasis on hands, arms and torso gives the figure a sense of monumentality and mass. Hepworth returned to drawing the figure at regular intervals throughout her career, often at moments of transition. 1929 was a key period in her development.
oil & pencil on board
30.5 x 26 cm
gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979
The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA ScotlandView venue
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