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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 Sutherland

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
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Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
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Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
modern bromide print from original negative, 1954
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Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
bromide fibre print, 1954
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Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
bromide print, 1954
NPG x135674

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Graham Sutherland

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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Graham Sutherland

by Peter Keen
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
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Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, November 1961
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Graham Sutherland

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, November 1961
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Graham Sutherland

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

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

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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