Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

(British, 1912–2004)

olive squares over vermillion by wilhelmina barns-graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Olive Squares over Vermillion, 1968

untitled by wilhelmina barns-graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Untitled, 1952

Biography

Timeline

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
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

Exhibitions

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)
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)
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: A Tribute from Art First, Art First, London (solo)
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham – A Celebration at 90, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
2002
A Critic’s Choice (Mel Gooding), Newlyn Art Gallery

Literature

2007
Gunn, Ann, The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. A Complete Catalogue, Lund Humphries, 2007, £35
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
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 1912-2004, Art First, 2004, £10
2002
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham at 90: A Tribute from Art First, 2002, £8
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. A Celebration at 90, The Scottish Gallery, 2002
2001
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Paintings, Art First, 2001, £10
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