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The Pink Floyd muse who became Britain’s biggest female sculptor



Source: The Telegraph : UK and World News

History is not exactly littered with female stone carvers. It was considered too arduous a task for women, with Barbara Hepworth – pre-eminent in the mid-20th century – breaking the mould. Now, Hepworth’s mantle belongs to Emily Young, 72, who is exhibiting her latest work in Mayfair at the Richard Green Gallery in association with Willoughby Gerrish.

Rated by the critic, Jackie Wullschlager as “Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor,” Young’s work is in the collections of the Imperial War Museum, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and the Hepworth Wakefield, as well as the private collections of property developer, David Roberts, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and film director Ridley Scott who bought two works before making his science fiction movie Prometheus (2012) in which the look of one of the characters bear an uncanny resemblance to a Young sculpture. 
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