Search the Collections

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 became a lifelong source of inspiration and he developed a personal response bordering on the abstract. He contributed to the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, and became an Official War Artist. The Christian image of the Cross became a recurring theme and was commissioned in 1952 to design the Christ in Glory in the Tetramorph for Coventry Cathedral. His portrait of Churchill, to mark the Prime Minister's 80th birthday caused a sensation at its unveiling in 1954, and was subsequently destroyed by the sitter's wife.

List Thumbnail

x31645

Graham Sutherland

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x31645

x135670

Graham Sutherland

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

x135671

Graham Sutherland

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

x135673

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
bromide fibre print, 1954
NPG x135673

x135674

Graham Sutherland

by Daniel Farson
bromide print, 1954
NPG x135674

x135675

Graham Sutherland

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

x35119

Graham Sutherland

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

x36000

Graham Sutherland

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

x195018

Graham Sutherland

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

x195019

Graham Sutherland

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

x125766

Graham Sutherland

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

x125765

Graham Sutherland

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

x125768

Graham Sutherland

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

x125770

Graham Sutherland

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