Drawing was always important to Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as a way of engaging with the world around her and refreshing her creative imagination. In Mel Gooding’s view she was one of the finest draughstmen of the 20th century. This survey reveals the diversity of her drawing and her drive to capture the structures and elemental forces inherent in land and sea.
Essay by Mel Gooding.
This is a digital download only of the exhibition catalogue.
Dimensions: 228 x 252mm | 52 pages | Illustrations: 31 colour and 3 black & white.
Published by Pier Arts Centre & The Barns-Graham Charitable
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was one of Britain’s most significant 20th century modern artists. Scottish born and a prominent member of the post-war St Ives group, she was a sublime painter, draughtswoman, printmaker and a brilliant colourist. Dividing her time between studios in St Ives and St Andrews she followed a consistent artistic vision throughout her sixty-five-year career. Her work is held in all major UK public collections.
Scottish and St Ives based artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, CBE (1912-2004), established the Trust in 1987. Through exhibitions, publications and online resources, it aims to promote and broaden the understanding and reputation of her work as one of Britain’s most significant 20th century artists. The Trust actively supports individuals to fulfil their potential in the visual arts by providing financial support in education and funding artists’ residencies.