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Hart, Barry (1894-1954), Not known, Sculpture: Alabaster, 102 x 26 x17

Barry (Herbert) Hart was born in Fulham, the son of a stonemason.  He is recorded as a teacher at the Royal College of Art in 1921, when Henry Moore was one of his students.   Hart and Moore became friends and Hart was best man at Moore’s  wedding in 1929.  Hart’s commissions include a memorial in the entrance hall of BBC Broadcasting House and the carving of a war memorial in Brasenose College chapel.  Torso was bought with the aid of a contribution from the LACF in 2004.