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Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980)

Painter, born Streatham, London. Originally intended for a career in engineering, in 1920 he was apprenticed at the Midland Railway Works at Derby. Soon after he ;eft and went on to study at Goldsmiths', 1921-26, where he specialised in etching in a style indebted to Samuel Palmer and in 1925 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. The sudden collapse of the print market after the Wall Street Crash in 1929 obliged him to earn money by designing posters, china, glass and fabric and about this time he also took up painting. In 1934 Sutherland made his first visit to Pembrokeshire which he revisited every summer until the outbreak of World War II. There, his earlier interest in Samuel Palmer combined with his sense of 'encompassing disquiet' to produce visionary drawings and paintings that had an important influence on the neo-romantic artists at the 1940's. About this time he entered a Surrealist phase and in


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