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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 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.

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5337

Graham Vivian Sutherland

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

5325

Somerset Maugham

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil and crayon, 1949
NPG 5325

5326

Somerset Maugham

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
sketchbook, 104 pages, 1949
NPG 5326

5702

Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil, circa 1950
NPG 5702

5335

William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
sketchbook, 90 pages, 1951
NPG 5335

5329

Somerset Maugham

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
lithograph, 1953
NPG 5329

5327

Somerset Maugham

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
black chalk, pencil and gouache, 1953
NPG 5327

5328

Somerset Maugham

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
black chalk on tracing paper, 1953
NPG 5328

5331

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1954
On display at Churchill Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, London
NPG 5331

5332

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1954
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5332

5333

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
chalk, 1954
NPG 5333

5334

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pen and ink and pencil, 1954
NPG 5334

6096

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil and wash, 1954
NPG 6096

5330

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
sketchbook, 14 pages, 1954
NPG 5330

5336

Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil and gouache, 1957
NPG 5336

5244

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, circa 1962-1964
NPG 5244

5243

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1963-1964
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5243

6465

Sir Charles Clore

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil, crayon and biro, 1967
NPG 6465

6613

Cecil Harmsworth King

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1969
NPG 6613