Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Annual Lecture 2019

Paula Rego
Painting Him Out 2011
Private Collection
© Paula Rego,
Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art


Alice Strang : A Scottish Artist in St Ives and a Portuguese Artist in London: How Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Paula Rego Triumphed in the British Art World


This lecture examines the careers of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, born in Scotland in 1912 and of Paula Rego, born in Portugal in 1935. Beginning with their decision to leave their home countries and to settle in England, it traces their professional development as they faced challenges and secured triumphs, before becoming established as leading artists in the British art world.


Alice Strang is a Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Galleries of Scotland. A former Trustee of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, she is a co-curator of the forthcoming exhibition Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance, to be held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two between 23 November 2019 and 19 April 2020.


Thursday 5 September, 2019 - 6.30 (refreshments from 6.15pm)


West Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF


The event is FREE but you must book in advance, please. Get your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wilhelmina-barns-graham-trust-23429983798




Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Scorpio Series II No.6 1996

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