Sutherland, Graham Vivian
British, 20th century, male.
Born 24 August 1903, in London; died 17 February 1980, in London.
Painter (mixed media/gouache), draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, animals. Designs for tapestries.
Graham Sutherland was the son of a government lawyer. He studied at Epsom College and was subsequently employed in the workshops of a railway company. He drew in his free time, and in 1921, aged 18, he decided to take a course in drawing and print-making at Goldsmith's College, London. He married, left art school and settled in Kent. In 1926 Sutherland converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism. He taught print-making at Chelsea Art School from 1930 to 1939 and became a member of the governing committee of the Tate Gallery. From 1947 he divided his time between Kent and the French town of Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes....