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Graham Sutherland

(1903-1980), Painter

Graham Vivian Sutherland

Sitter in 61 portraits
Artist associated with 23 portraits
One of a generation of students who, influenced by Samuel Palmer, revived the art of etching with a romantic vision of the English landscape. The Pembrokeshire coast was a lifelong source of inspiration. His acclaimed painting of the writer Somerset Maugham (1949) began a revival in the art of portraiture. Sutherland contributed to the International Surrealist Exhibition in London and was an Official War Artist. He designed the Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph for Coventry Cathedral. Sutherland's portrait of Churchill, to mark his 80th birthday caused a sensation at its unveiling in 1954, and was subsequently destroyed by the sitter's wife.

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Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Graham Vivian Sutherland - NPG 5337

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
sketchbook, watercolour and pencil, 82 pages, circa 1945-1946
NPG 5337

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(356)

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1949
NPG 4529(356)

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(354)

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1949
NPG 4529(354)

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(355)

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1949
NPG 4529(355)

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(357)

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1949
NPG 4529(357)

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Graham Vivian Sutherland - NPG 5702

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil, circa 1950
NPG 5702

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(355a)

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1952
NPG 4529(355a)

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by John Hedgecoe - NPG P162

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by John Hedgecoe
platinum print, 1968
NPG P162

Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Graham Vivian Sutherland - NPG 5338

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1977
NPG 5338

Graham Sutherland, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39622

Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39622

Graham Sutherland, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39625

Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39625

Graham Sutherland, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39627

Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39627

Graham Sutherland, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39630

Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
NPG Ax39630

Graham Sutherland with his portrait of Somerset Maugham, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14213

Graham Sutherland with his portrait of Somerset Maugham

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print mounted on white card, 1949
NPG x14213

Graham Sutherland, by Elsbeth R. Juda - NPG x132584

Graham Sutherland

by Elsbeth R. Juda
archival digital print, circa 1950
NPG x132584

Graham Sutherland, by Ida Kar - NPG x131186

Graham Sutherland

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x131186

Graham Sutherland, by Ida Kar - NPG x31645

Graham Sutherland

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x31645

Kathleen Frances ('Katharine') Sutherland (née Barry); Graham Sutherland; Winston Churchill, by Elsbeth R. Juda - NPG x88059

Kathleen Frances ('Katharine') Sutherland (née Barry); Graham Sutherland; Winston Churchill

by Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide print, October 1954
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x88059

Graham Sutherland, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135670

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
NPG x135670

Graham Sutherland, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135671

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
NPG x135671

Graham Sutherland, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135673

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x135673

Graham Sutherland, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135674

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
bromide print, 1954
NPG x135674

Graham Sutherland, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135675

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
NPG x135675

Graham Sutherland, by Peter Keen - NPG x35119

Graham Sutherland

by Peter Keen
vintage bromide fibre print, late 1950s
NPG x35119

Graham Sutherland, by Peter Keen - NPG x36000

Graham Sutherland

by Peter Keen
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x36000

Graham Sutherland, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195018

Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, November 1961
NPG x195018

Graham Sutherland, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195019

Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, November 1961
NPG x195019

Graham Sutherland, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125766

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125766

Graham Sutherland, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125765

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125765

Graham Sutherland, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125768

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125768

Graham Sutherland, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125770

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125770

Graham Sutherland, by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski - NPG x13749

Graham Sutherland

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1966-1967
NPG x13749

Graham Sutherland, by Gilbert Adams - NPG x4163

Graham Sutherland

by Gilbert Adams
cibachrome print, 1976
NPG x4163

Graham Sutherland, by Gilbert Adams - NPG x4164

Graham Sutherland

by Gilbert Adams
cibachrome print, 1976
NPG x4164

Graham Sutherland, by Gilbert Adams - NPG x4165

Graham Sutherland

by Gilbert Adams
bromide print, 1976
NPG x4165

Graham Sutherland, by Unknown photographer - NPG x8001

Graham Sutherland

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, 23 June 1977
NPG x8001

Graham Sutherland, by Paul Joyce - NPG x13441

Graham Sutherland

by Paul Joyce
cibachrome print, August 1977
NPG x13441

Graham Sutherland, by Unknown photographer - NPG x8002

Graham Sutherland

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, 23 June 1977
NPG x8002

Graham Sutherland, by Paul Joyce - NPG x13435

Graham Sutherland

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, August 1977
NPG x13435

Graham Sutherland, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15117

Graham Sutherland

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 10 August 1978
NPG x15117

Graham Sutherland, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15118

Graham Sutherland

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 10 August 1978
NPG x15118

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Lee Miller
modern archival-toned gelatin silver print from original negative, 1943
NPG P1086

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Irving Penn
gelatin silver print, 1950
NPG P1402

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Graham Sutherland; Lee Miller

by William MacQuitty
bromide fibre print, 1943
NPG x34809

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Graham Sutherland

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1945
NPG x22481

Web image not currently available

Kathleen Frances ('Katharine') Sutherland (née Barry); Graham Sutherland

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
NPG x135080

Web image not currently available

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125767

Web image not currently available

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125769

Web image not currently available

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125771

Web image not currently available

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125772

Web image not currently available

Graham Sutherland

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 28 August 1962
NPG x125773

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