Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland OM, born 1903, London.

Lived in Menton, France. Studied at Goldsmiths College of Art. His early works were etchings in the tradition of Samuel Palmer but from 1935 he turned to painting in oil, gouache and watercolour and established a reputation as a Romantic painter whose expression is so personal and intense that he stands outside all current schools of painting.

He is often called a landscape painter, but out of rocks, thorns, flowers or objects that stir his imagination he creates his own organic forms with images that are often strange and foreboding.

Sutherland is probably best known to the public for the huge tapestry he designed for Coventry Cathedral and his portraits of Somerset Maugham and Lord Beaverbrook. He has had retrospective exhibitions in major galleries of Europe and his works are in the Musee de l’Art Moderne, Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Tate and many other national galleries. He died in 1980.

Graham Sutherland
Rams Head
Signed lithograph 1968
Edition of 70 No 53
49 x 64 cm

Sheet of Studies
Signed lithograph 1971
Edition of 200 No 44

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