Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: A Scottish artist in St Ives

In 2012 the exhibition Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: a Scottish artist in St Ives was commissioned to celebrate Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s centenary. Born in St Andrews, Fife, in 1912 Barns-Graham’s attended Edinburgh College of Art in the 1930s. The focus of the show is the significance of her Scottish background and artistic heritage, and how that contributed to the development of her art. Barns-Graham first arrived in St Ives in March 1940 as fully trained artist, carrying her Scottish legacy with her. It remained central to her work until she died in January 2004.