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Artist - Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland, born 1903 in London, died 1980. Designed posters for London Transport 1933-1936

  • Educated; Goldsmiths College; 1920-1925


Graham Sutherland began his career as a printmaker. His early work was exhibited at the Royal Academy (1923-1929). He then turned to commercial work, designing glassware, ceramics, stamps and posters for Shell, the Orient Line and London Transport. He began to paint in the early 1930s, exhibitng with the London Group from 1932. He exhibited at the Internation Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936 and had one-man shows in 1938 and 1940. In the 1940s, after working as an official war artist, he took a number of painting commissions for churches. In the 1950s he became a celebrated portrait painter, completing his controversial portrait of Winston Churchill (1954). In 1962 he designed the tapestry `Christ in Glory' for Coventry Cathedral.

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