For Barns-Graham, the purpose of her art was to make the elemental energies visible in an imaginative recreation of the perceptible world. The exhibition was held at Trinity College Cambridge from 17 September to 16 December 2007.
Essay by Mel Gooding
Soft cover | Dimensions: 225 x 245 mm | 40 pages | Illustrations: 10 colour and 2 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.