Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was a Scottish painter associated with the St Ives School of artists. She was born in St Andrews, Scotland, and studied at Edinburgh College of Art and St Andrews University.

Barns-Graham was a prominent member of the St Ives School, a group of artists who were based in the Cornish town of St Ives in the mid-20th century. She was one of the few women artists associated with the group, which included famous names such as Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

Barns-Graham’s work was characterized by its use of color and geometric shapes. She often worked with abstract forms and experimented with different materials, including oil paint, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work was influenced by the landscape and natural environment of Scotland and Cornwall.


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