Winston Churchill

1 portrait of Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, by Graham Vivian Sutherland, 1954 - NPG 5333 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Winston Churchill

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
chalk, 1954
21 1/2 in. x 16 3/8 in. (546 mm x 416 mm)
Given by the artist's widow, Mrs Graham Sutherland, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG 5333


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Sutherland had difficulties with the variable nature of his sitter's face, sometimes young and cherubic, sometimes old and tired: 'There are so many Churchills, I have to find the real one'. Lord Moran, Churchill's doctor, warned him that his sitter was always acting: 'try to see him when he has got the grease-paint off his face'.

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