School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Graham Vivian Sutherland

Born: 1903, UK, England, London, Streatham   Died: 1980, Hampstead

Painter, printmaker and designer. Son of a lawyer. Studied engraving and etching at Goldsmiths' College, 1921-26, where, together with fellow student Paul Drury (1903-1987), he created romantic etchings of pastoral landscapes. Between 1926 and 1940 he taught at Chelsea School of Art, Kingston School of Art, the Ruskin School, Oxford, and at Goldsmiths'. From 1935 onwards he turned towards painting producing semi-abstract landscapes inspired by visits to Pembrokeshire. He was appointed an Official War Artist during the Second World War recording industry and bomb damage on the Home Front, 1940-45. During the 1950s he was a frequent visitor to France and increasingly worked as a portraitist with sitters including Somerset Maugham and Sir Winston Churchill. He also designed a large tapestry for Coventry Cathedral

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Adam and Eve PR701 Prints

Black Rabbit PR702 Prints

Cudham, Kent PR696 Prints

Fetching Water PR697 Prints

Number 49 PR695 Prints

Pecken Wood PR700 Prints

Poling Potteries PR698 Prints

Standing Rock Form PR3415 Prints

The Philosophers PR703 Prints

The Sluice Gate PR699 Prints

Village PR704 Prints