Happy Birthday Barbara Hepworth! Born in 1903, in Britian, Hepworth was an abstract sculptor who was friends with well known Henry Moore. She trained at Leeds School of Art. Hepworth worked with wood and stone and was quite passionate about carving. She felt emotion could best be expressed through abstract forms. "I do not want to make a stone horse that is trying to and cannot smell the air. How lovely is the horse’s sensitive nose, the dog’s moving ears and deep eyes; but to me these are not stone forms and the love of them and the emotion can only be expressed in more abstract terms." Tragically, Barbara Hepworth died in a fire in her studio in 1975.