The paintings in this exhibition have been selected to present the main themes in Wilhelmina Barns-Graham's painting from 1958 to 1998. As her art constantly evolved many paintings taken out of context can appear to have little connection with what took place before or perhaps even immediately afterwards. But seen as a whole it is possible to see her underlying thoughts and the logic of the directions that were taken. The key characteristic, in its various guises, is her exploration into the interrelationship of colour, form and movement. The exhibition was held at The Scottish Gallery from 10 October to 26 November 2019.
Introduction by Dr Isobel MacDonald; Section Texts by Geoffrey Bertram; Preface by Guy Peploe; Statement by Kate Downie RSA
Soft cover | Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm | 100 pages | Illustrations: 46 colour and 7 black & white
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.