Barbara Hepworth gets a London Blue Plaque

25 November 2020

The St John’s Wood home of sculptors Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) and her first husband John Skeaping (1901-1980) has been commemorated with an English Heritage Blue Plaque. The Blue Plaque scheme, founded in 1866, for many years lagged behind in its representation of women: in 2018, only 14% of the plaques were dedicated to them. Ironically, Hepworth is now a far bigger name than Skeaping.

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