Wilhelmena Barns-Graham - Print Show
5th September to 9th October 2015
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was one of Britain's foremost abstract artists and her work contributed greatly to the development of Modernist painting in the mid to late twentieth century. As one of the new wave of 'moderns' working in St Ives in the 1940s, her work explored the possibilities of painting beyond representation and derived imagery from her subjective experience of the landscape and observations of natural forms. In later life her work became highly colourful and painterly, a style particularly evident in the magnificent prints she made in her final years.
Celebration at 90
57.3 x 76.6 cms
Edition of 39/70. Signed and dated. Framed
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was born in Scotland and attended Edinburgh College of Art. She moved to St Ives in the 1940's and joined the art societies of Newlyn, St Ives and Penwith and became friends with Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo. She is celebrated as one of St Ives' most important artists and contributed greatly to the development of Modernist British painting.