Wilhelmina Barns-Graham  (British, 1912-2004) 


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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Skull Form II


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Skull Form II

Waterhouse & Dodd
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Untitled


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Waterhouse & Dodd
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Bridal Party 2 (Family Series)


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Bridal Party 2 (Family Series)

Beaux Arts
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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Kite Over Water


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Kite Over Water, 1983
ink and oil colors


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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Suspended Blue Form


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Suspended Blue Form, 1970
oil and cryla on board


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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, ENTER BLUE


Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
oil on board


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1912   Born St Andrews, Fife
1932 - 1937   Edinburgh College of Art, Diploma course (Painting) DAE
1940   Went to Cornwall with award as recommended by Hubert Wellington
1942   Became member of Newlyn Society of Artists and St Ives Society of Artists
1946   First meetings of Crypt Group in her studio
1948   Worked on glacier drawings and gouaches in Switzerland
1949   Founder member of the Penwith Society of Artists
1949   Resigned from the St Ives Society of Artists with 16 others
1951   Worked in Italy and Scilly Isles
1954 - 1955   Worked in Tuscany, Calabria and Sicily
1956 - 1957   On staff of Leeds School of Art
1960 - 1963   Studio in London
1963   Returned to St Ives
1963 - 1965   Worked in Scotland and St Ives
1984 - 1985   Working in Orkney
1991   Visit to Barcelona
1992   Received Honorary Doctorate, University of St.Andrews
1989 - 1993   Visits to Lanzarote
1999   Elected Honorary RSA
2000   Awarded Honorary Doctorate from University of Plymouth
2001   Awarded the CBE
2001   Awarded Honorary Doctorate, University of Exeter
  Selected Collections
  The Arts Council of Great Britain
  The British Museum
  The Fleming -Wyfold Art Foundation London
  Glasgow Museum of Modern Art
  The Governmant Art Collection
  Tate Gallery
  Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  Victoria and Albert Museum
  Birmingham, Dundee, Leeds, Manchester, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Wolverhampton
  The New South Wales Art Gallery, Australia
2008   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912 - 2004 & Sandra Blow 1925 - 2006: Energy in Abstraction, Art First, London
2007   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Prints and Book launch, Art First, London (solo)
2006   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004), Art First, London (solo)
2005   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: New Prints, Art First, London (solo)
2004   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912-2004: A Tribute- Recent Paintings and New Prints, Art First, London (solo)
2004   Spoilt for Choice: A Christmas Exhibition, Art First, London
2002 - 2004   W. Barns-Graham: Painting as Celebration, Crawford Art Centre, St Andrews, travelling to Aberdeen Art Gallery; Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; City Art Gallery and Museum, York; Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University; Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull; Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie; Harwick (solo)
1998 - 2004   Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Edinburgh
1998 - 2004   Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW), Edinburgh
1979 - 2003   New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives
2002   A Critic’s Choice (Mel Gooding), Newlyn Art Gallery
2002   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham – A Celebration at 90, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
2002   Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: A Tribute from Art First, Art First, London (solo)
2001   W. Barns Graham Prints, Exeter University (solo)
2001   Art First, London (solo)
2001   Art First in Print , Art First, London
2001   New Work from Scotland , Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
2001   Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland
1999 - 2000   An Enduring Image, Tate Gallery, St. Ives (solo)
1999   Liberation and Tradition – Scottish Art 1875-1963, Aberdeen Art Gallery and McMagnus Gallery, Dundee
1999   The McGeary Gallery, Brussels (solo)
1999   Art First, London (solo)
1998   Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
1998   Displays 1997-78, Tate St. Ives
1998   Curwen Print Makers , Curwen Gallery, London
1997   Critics Choice , RSW, Edinburgh
1997   Art First, London (solo)
1997   The New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives (solo)
1996 - 1997   The National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (solo)
1996   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
1996   Art Miami, International Art Fair, with Art First, London
1995   Porthmeor Beach: A century of Images , Tate St. Ives
1995   100 Years Context & Continuity , Newlyn Art Gallery
1995   A Cornish Midsummer , Royal West of England Academy, in collaboration with Penwith Society
1995   William Gear Friends Past and Present , Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
1995   Art First, London (solo)
1994   Drawing 1945 – 1960, Art First, London (solo)
1994   The Woof at the Door, Penzance (solo)
1994   Painters Prints , Curwen Gallery, London
1994   New Academy Gallery Contemporary Prints , Coach House Gallery, Guernsey
1992 - 1993   W. Barns- Graham at 80, William Jackson Gallery, London, touring to Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal; Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Dundee Art Galleries and Museum, Dundee, Wakefield Art Gallery, Wakefield
1992 - 1993   W. Barns- Graham at 80, William Jackson Gallery, London, touring to Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal; Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Dundee Art Galleries and Museum, Dundee, Wakefield Art Gallery, Wakefield
1992   Crawford Art Centre, St Andrews (solo)
1992   The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro (solo)
1992   Contemporary Painters and Sculptors from Cornwall , Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
1992   New Beginnings; Postwar British Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
1991   St. Ives , Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
1990   Festival of Fifty-One , Arts Council Collection, touring exhibition
1990   Scottish Drawing ,The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1989 - 1990   Scottish Art since 1900 , Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and on tour to Barbican Art Gallery, London
1989 - 1990   Retrospective exhibition, touring: Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, City Art Centre Edinburgh; Perth Museum and Art Gallery; Crawford Art Centre, St Andrews (solo)
1988 - 1990   Ancrum Gallery, Roxburghshire (solo)
1989   Scottish Gallery, London (solo)
1989   Post-War British Art , Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
1989   A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989 , The County Museum and Art Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
1989   Song of the Sea , Dundee Museum and Art Gallery
1989   40 years at the Penwith , Penwith Society, St. Ives
1989   St Ives , Beaux Arts, Bath Festival
1988 - 1989   Freeing the Spirit, Contemporary Scottish Abstraction, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews
1973 - 1989   Wills Lane Gallery , St Ives
1988   The Experience of Landscape , Arts Council touring exhibition
1987   Aspects of Landscape , SAC touring exhibition
1987   Looking West , Newlyn Art Gallery and the Royal College of Art, London
1987   Gillian Jason Gallery, London (solo)
1985   St Ives , 1939-64, The Tate Gallery, London
1984   Homage to Herbert Read , University of Kent, Canterbury
1984   The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (solo)
1981 - 1983   Contemporary Art from Scotland , The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1982   Art from Cornwall , Galerie Artica, Cuxhaven
1982   The Crawford Centre, St Andrews (solo)
1982   Henry Rothschild Exhibition, Germany (solo)
1981   Newlyn Society of Artists , Galerie Artica, Cuxhaven, Germany
1981   LYC Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria (solo)
1981   The Byre Theatre, St Andrews (solo)
1980   Contemporary Art Society Exhibition , Sothebys Edinburgh
1980   St. Ives Summer Festival Exhibition , Penwith Galleries, St. Ives
1978   Painters in Parallel , SAC (Festival Exhibition)
1978   The New Art Centre, London (solo)
1977   British Artists of the 60’s , The Tate Gallery, London
1976   Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives (solo)
1972   Annual Exhibition , Plymouth Society of Art (invited artist)
1971   Helen Sutherland Collection , Arts Council touring exhibition
1971   Marjorie Parr Gallery, London (solo)
1970   Sheviock Gallery, Cornwall (solo)
1970   Park Square Gallery, Leeds (solo)
1969   Painting 1940-1949 , SAC touring Edinburgh
1968   Richard De Marco Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
1968   The Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford (solo)
1966   WIAC Exhibition , Whitechapel Art Gallery (invited artist)
1964   Pictures for Schools , Royal College of Art Gallery, London
1960   Painters from Cornwall , Plymouth City Art Gallery
1960   Tenth anniversary of Penwith Scoiety of Art, (invited artist)
1960   Contemporary Scottish Artists , SAC touring exhibition of Canada
1960   International Exhibition of Works in Gouache , New York
1960   British Watercolours , Waddington Gallery, London (tour to Sweeden)
2007    Gunn, Ann, The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. A Complete Catalogue, Lund Humphries, 2007, £35
2007    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, The Scottish Gallery, 2007
2006    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912-2004, Important Works From Her Career, Art First, 2006, £6
2004    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912–2004, A Tribute: Recent Paintings and New Prints, 2004, £10
2004    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912-2004, Art First, 2004, £10
2002    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham at 90: A Tribute from Art First, 2002, £8
2002    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. A Celebration at 90, The Scottish Gallery, 2002
2001    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Paintings, Art First, 2001, £10
2001    W. Barns-Graham - A Studio Life by Lynne Green, 2001, published by Lund Humphries, £40
1999    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: New Paintings, 1999, Art First, £5
1995    W. Barns-Graham, New Paintings, 1995, £5
1992    W. Barns-Graham at 80, William Jackson Gallery, 1992
1989    W. Barns-Graham, Retrospective 1940-1989, City of Edinburgh Museums and Art Galleries, 1989