About this artwork

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s paintings respond to geological formations and the natural environment, from seaside rocks to glaciers. ‘Glacier Chasm’ was painted following the artist’s visit to the Grindelwald glaciers in Switzerland in 1949. In 1965 she wrote of the glaciers: “This likeness to glass and transparency combined with solid rough ridges made me wish to combine in a work all angles at once, from above, through and all around, as a bird flies, a total experience.”

  • title:
    Glacier Chasm
  • accession number:
    GMA 5180
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1951
  • measurements:
    76.20 x 91.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust through the Art Fund 2012
  • copyright:
    © THE BARNS-GRAHAM CHARITABLE TRUST
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham