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Graham Vivian Sutherland

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Graham Vivian Sutherland, by Graham Vivian Sutherland, circa 1950 - NPG 5702 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Graham Vivian Sutherland

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil, circa 1950
12 1/8 in. x 8 in. (308 mm x 202 mm) uneven
Purchased, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG 5702

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Drawn when the artist had mumps, when 'my face was as fat as a football', which gave him the appearance of an arctic explorer or astronaut. Sutherland admitted to the influence of Picasso at this time, after seeing the retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1946.

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