Graham Sutherland

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Graham Sutherland OM (24 August 1903 – 17 February 1980) was an English artist. He is famous for his paintings of abstract landscapes and his portraits of public figures. He also worked in printmaking, tapestry and glass design.

He first worked as a printmaker, before moving to watercolour, and finally to oil painting, in the 1940s. He became famous by his paintings of Pembrokeshire landscapes. He was an official war painter at World War II. After that he became a figurative painter, often of religious motifs.

He created several of portraits of public figures in the 1950s; some where polemical. Fof example, he made a portrait of Winston Churchill, which he disliked and later would be destroyed.