Art: Woman's Place

When her triplets were born in 1934, Sculptress Barbara Hepworth laid aside her hammer and chisel for a whole month. Otherwise, domestic duties have rarely kept her from her work as an artist. As a result of this dedicated cultivation of her talents, Barbara Hepworth, now 51, is one of the world's top sculptors, and last week London's Whitechapel Art Gallery was having the biggest retrospective show of her work ever held.

The 70 pieces of sculpture in wood and stone and the 128 drawings on view were convincing evidence that a woman had at...

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