Exhibition | Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 'The Joy of Colour: The Late Paintings & Prints' | Contemporary Art at Bohun Gallery | Henley on Thames | Art Week

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham 'The Joy of Colour: The Late Paintings & Prints'

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018 to Saturday, 24 February 2018

“Letting rip” is how Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE (1912-2004) described making her late work, with colour defining these energetic paintings and prints.  As a founding member of the St Ives group, Barns-Graham is acclaimed foremost as a British Modernist, shaping the development of 20th Century British art together with Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth and Christopher Wood.  However, it was her late work which immediately connected with an even wider audience, who relished the ‘joie de vivre’, colour and energy created by the artist in the last decade of her life. These late paintings have become highly prized amongst Modern British collectors today and Bohun Gallery’s major exhibition marks a unique opportunity for these enthusiasts, with some of the finest images created by Barns-Graham during this richly creative decade.

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Born in 1912, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a key participant of the St Ives Group and its contribution to English modernism in the 1940s and 1950s. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham exhibited regularly throughout her career, and was to be rediscovered by new audiences during her final decade.

Since 1991 key exhibitions in London and at the Tate St Ives, as well as two hugely successful national public gallery touring shows, have re-established her position at the forefront of modernist British painting. Her work is found in all major public collections in the UK including the Tate Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was awarded a CBE in recognition of her achievement as an artist in 2001.

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01491 576 228
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15 Reading Road, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 1AB

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