Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital DrawingsBarbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings


Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings by Nathaniel Hepburn

Available from the Pallant House Gallery Bookshop at the special exhibition of £14.95

Many of Hepworth's Hospital Drawings have never before been seen and are all illustrated here alongside images from Hepworth's only surviving hospital sketchbook. In the 1950s Hepworth gave a lecture explaining the importance of the drawings to her sculptural practise. The full text of this lecture is reproduced with an essay which traces the development of the remarkable Hospital Drawings and examines the deep and lasting friendship of Hepworth and the surgeon she painted.

  • Artist: Barbara Hepworth
  • Published: October 2012
  • Publisher: Tate, London
  • Format: Paperback
  • Height: 26cm
  • Pages: 128
  • Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
  • Price: £14.95

A selection of prints are also available from £15.00.

Authors Biography

Nathaniel Hepburn is the founding curator of Mascalls Gallery, a public art gallery owned by Mascalls School, a comprehensive secondary school in Paddock Wood, Kent. Since it opened in 2006, he has curated over 40 exhibitions at Mascalls Gallery as well as exhibitions at the Freud Museum, the University of Essex, Brighton Festival Fringe and Canterbury Cathedral.