Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Wilhelmina (Willie) Barns-Graham

 (1912 - 2004)
Wilhelmina (Willie) Barns-Graham was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Scotland.  Wilhelmina BarnsGraham is known for abstract painting.

Wilhelmina (Willie) Barns-Graham

Following is an obituary of the artist:

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Scottish-born, French-influenced painter who produced jewels of Cornish modernism

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, painter: born St Andrews, Fife 8 June 1912; CBE 2001; married 1949 David Lewis (marriage dissolved); died St Andrews 26 January 2004.

One auspicious moonlit night in 1940 a pale but attractive 28-year-old Scottish painter, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, arrived in the well-known artists' colony of St Ives*, Cornwall. A diffident student at the Edinburgh College of Art, where she had studied in the early 1930s, "Willie", as she widely came to be known, needed the stimulus of a vital artistic milieu. Her arrival started a love affair with the town that   ...  Displaying 750 of 7197 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Wilhelmina (Willie) Barns-Graham

Born:  1912 - St. Andrews, Scotland
Died:   2004 - St. Andrews, Scotland
Known for:  abstract painting