Noonbreak

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912 - 2004)

oil on board

1973-1975

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad
  • About the artist
    Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was born in Fife, in Scotland, and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1932 to 1936. In 1940, she moved to St Ives where she met the artists Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Peter Lanyon. From the 1960s onwards she divided her time between her home in St Ives and a small estate in St Andrews, inherited from an aunt. She exhibited consistently from the 1940s and was included in surveys of the St Ives School, in particular the 1945 exhibition St Ives 1939-64 at the Tate in London. In 1999 she was elected an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy and was awarded a CBE in 2001. In that year a major monograph went some way to assert Barns-Graham’s rightful position as a significant British artist.
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    Subjects
    circle, abstract, midday
    Materials & Techniques
    board, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Noonbreak
    Date
    1973-1975
    Medium
    oil on board
    Dimensions
    height: 78.50 cm, width: 79.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the New Art Centre, October 1978
    Inscription
    br: W. Barns-Graham 1973-5
    GAC number
    14293