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Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) VIEW BIOGRAPHY CLOSE BIOGRAPHY

Painter in oils, watercolours and gouache; etcher; designer. Born in London. After a period as a trainee engineer, Sutherland studied engraving at Goldsmiths’ School of Art from 1921-26. He was greatly influenced by F.L. Griggs. Early etchings are reminiscent of Samuel Palmer’s work.

His first one-man exhibition was in 1925, and he was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in the same year. In 1926 he converted to Roman Catholicism. Following the collapse of the print market in 1929, he designed for posters, china, glass and fabrics, and began painting. He
taught at Chelsea School of Art from 1928 to 1939. The 1930s saw him turn to oil and watercolour whilst retaining an etcher’s linearity and the ability to translate minuscule objects into gr...

Thorn Trees, Spring - Graham Sutherland

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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