Marking the 60th anniversary of Barns-Graham's first exhibition with The Scottish Gallery in 1956, Last Light focuses on her late paintings and prints, reflecting an extraordinary body of work that highlights her sense of colour and vitality. This period started in 1993 and carried through to her death in 2004. The exhibition was held from 4 to 28 May 2016.
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.