Graham Sutherland

English artist (1903–1980)

Graham Vivian Sutherland (24 August 190317 February 1980) was an English artist, who focused on the inherent strangeness of natural forms, and abstracting them, sometimes giving his work a surrealist appearance. He also painted many portraits. Winston Churchill hated his so much that he destroyed it.

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  • The kind of thing which I collect I can always carry back with me to the studio and study at leisure. I am fascinated by the whole problem of the tensions produced by the power of growth.
    • Quoted in Noël Barber, Pierre Jeannerat de Beerski, "Conversations with Painters" (1964), p. 45

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