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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 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

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

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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Graham Sutherland

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

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