Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was a leading member of the St Ives School of artists who contributed to the advancement of British Abstract Art in the 20th Century.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was a leading member of the St Ives School of artists who contri
Barns-Graham was a Scot who attended the Edinburgh College of Art and who became closely associated with the second generation of artists resident in the Cornish town of St Ives.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE (8 June 1912 – 26 January 2004) was one of the foremost British abstract artists, a member of the influential Penwith Society of Arts.
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For Wilhelmina Barns-Graham the world around her was a constant source of ideas. From the 1980s onwards we see more distinctly a reconnection to nature and in the second half of the decade a return towards a more gestural painting style.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, known as Willie, painter, printmaker and draughtsman, was born in St Andrews, Fife on 8 June 1912, the eldest child of Allan Barns-Graham and his wife Wilhelmina Meldrum, of an old landed family in Stirlingshire and Fife.