Wilhelmina Barns-GrahamCBE, HRSA, HRSW Born: 1912
Place of Birth: St Andrews
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was born in St Andrews and attended Edinburgh College of Art 1932-7. She moved to St Ives in the 1940s, where she joined the artist societies of Newlyn, St Ives and Penwith and became friends with Nicholson, Hepworth and Gabo. A trip to Switzerland in 1948 inspired her Glacier Series and further significant travel to Italy in 1955 highlighted her strong draughtsmanship. She divided her time between St Andrews and St Ives from 1960 and produced various significant series of abstract works from the geometric to the more organic.
Later in her life, her work took on a colourful, painterly flourishing in tandem with magnificent printmaking with Graal Press, consolidating her place as a major Modern British figure.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham will be the subject of a solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in November 2019.
Scorpio Series 2, No.15 View details
Scorpio Series 2, No.151996acrylic on paperH:56.5cm W:76cm£20,000Rocks Formentera View details
Rocks Formentera1958pencil and washH:42.8cm W:54.3cm£7,500Chiusure Tuscany View details
Chiusure Tuscany1953-55pencil and temperaH:43cm W:54cm£8,000St Ives Harbour View details
St Ives Harbour1940pen & inkH:26.5 cm W:41.7cm£6,750St Ives View details
St Ives1942pen & inkH:24 cm W:28.5cm£6,500Cottages, Stone View details
Cottages, Stone1948pen, ink, & watercolourH:35.2cm W:45 cm£9,000Railings, St Ives View details
Railings, St Ivesc.1948pencilH:38.2 cm W:35.9cm£8,000Portreath View details