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Barbara Hepworth moved to St Ives in Cornwall with her husband Ben Nicholson in 1939. There, she became a leading light in the town's famous artistic community during its post-war period of international prominence. Following her death in 1975, her studio was transformed into the Barbara Hepworth Museum. In 1980, this became part of the Tate St Ives, where it remains the centre for an unrivalled collection of her work.