Snow at Wharfdale II; Expanding Forms (Entrance) Touch Point Series No 1 by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was born in St Andrews and studied at Edinburgh College of Art.


oil on canvas
49.1 × 74.5 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust through The Art Fund

In 1940, she moved to St Ives, Cornwall, where she became associated with the famous school of abstract art which flourished there.

These two paintings illustrate the development of the Scottish artist’s work over a 23-year period. The earlier painting shows the impact of American Abstract Expressionism on British artists in the 1950s. The later work shows a more minimalist approach to abstraction.

Both paintings now join three other works by the artist in the Pallant House Gallery collection.

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Pallant House Gallery 9 North Pallant,, CHICHESTER West Sussex PO19 1TJ 01243 774557

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