Spotlight: The Hepworth Wakefield

 

The Hepworth Wakefield gallery: Winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

We are delighted that the The Hepworth Wakefield gallery was announced as this year's Art Fund Museum of the Year.

 

The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, UK. Exterior view, 2014 (photo) / Sarah J Duncan / Bridgeman Images

 

The Hepworth Wakefield is home to Wakefield’s art collection – an impressive compendium of modern British art, including works by Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore as well as work by significant contemporary artists such as Frank Auerbach, Maggi Hambling, Anthea Hamilton, Martin Parr and Eva Rothschild.

 

Boats in a Harbour (St Tropez) 1915 (oil on canvas),  Roger Eliot Fry (1866-1934) / The Hepworth Wakefield / Bridgeman Images

 

Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

 

Portrait of Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) seated in her garden next to one of her sculptures (photo) /
Photo © Peter Kinnear / Bridgeman Images

 

The Hepworth Wakefield curates for more than 5,000 artworks in the Wakefield Permanent Art Collection which cover early to modern British art.

 

Portrait of Mrs Shakespeare, 1739 (oil on canvas),  Philippe Mercier (1689-1760) / The Hepworth Wakefield  / Bridgeman Images

 

Portrait of Mrs Victor Sly, c.1914-15 (oil on canvas), Harold Gilman (1876-1919) / The Hepworth Wakefield  / Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

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Baiting the Lines, Whitby, 1884 (oil on canvas), John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93) / The Hepworth Wakefield / Bridgeman Images

 


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