Wilhelmina Barns-Graham is celebrated as one of the foremost British abstract painters of the 20th century.

She studied and worked in Scotland and in 1940 moved to Cornwall, where she became a member of the St Ives School of artists. There she met and worked alongside the painter Ben Nicholson and sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

These two depictions of subjects from nature – Green Skull Form I and Glacier – show the influence of the St Ives artists on Barns-Graham’s work. They now join the collection of the Hepworth Wakefield, where they have many resonances with the gallery’s holdings of work by
Hepworth and her circle.

The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW
01924 247360

Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm Last Wednesday of every other month, 10am – 7pm

Exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield

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