Grindelwald Glacier

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham1950

Arts Council Collection

Arts Council Collection
London, United Kingdom

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham visited Switzerland in 1948 and spent some time sketching the Grindelwald Glacier, under the north face of the Eiger. Impressed by its immense beauty and presence, she produced a series of glacier paintings on her return. She later wrote: '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 round, as a bird flies, a total experience.'


  • Title: Grindelwald Glacier
  • Creator: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
  • Date Created: 1950
  • Physical Dimensions: 50 x 76cm
  • Rights: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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