Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

March 1957 (Starbotton)

About this artwork

This work was painted while Barns-Graham was living in Leeds and teaching at the School of Art there. The colours are influenced by the colours she saw in the city: glimpses of brightly-coloured clothing which contrasted with the dark, wintery skies. 'Starbotton' is the name of a pot-hole she visited in Yorkshire. Like most of Barns-Graham's abstract paintings, the origins of this work are from nature and the artist's own experience. Barns-Graham had a long working life, and continued to paint until her death in 2004.

  • title:
    March 1957 (Starbotton)
  • accession number:
    GMA 2778
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1957
  • measurements:
    63.50 x 76.50 cm (framed: 65.20 x 78.00 x 2.70 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1983
  • copyright:
    © THE BARNS-GRAHAM CHARITABLE TRUST
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham