Wilhemina Barnes-Graham – Virginia Button


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The book offers both the non-specialist and specialist reader an accessible and affordable, concise introduction to the artist’s life and work, written by an established expert on British modern art. Alongside a biographical overview, shorter chapters explore key aspects of her work in more depth. Currently no such book on the artist exists.Barns-Graham’s contribution to the story of St Ives modernism has been relatively overlooked. The book provides an opportunity to assess her work as a woman artist in an overtly masculine, post-war art world milieu, and tells how, following early promise and success, she overcame personal and professional challenges in mid-career to achieve recognition at the end of her life.