Barbara Hepworth

1903 (Wakefield, England) – 1975 (St. Ives)

Moore was a fellow-student in Leeds and London, and a lasting close colleague. Nicholson was her second husband; their relationship was central to British modernism’s connection with the European mainstream. Together they visited Mondrian, Hélion and others in Paris, Hélion inviting them to join his group Abstraction-Création. Holidaying with Calder in Normandy, they met Braque and Miró. Mondrian and Gabo, neighbours in London, watched Disney films with them (Moholy-Nagy and Breuer were other friends and colleagues living nearby). As WWll approached, Gabo eventually followed Hepworth and Nicholson to Cornwall.