Artist Birthdays – August 24: GRAHAM SUTHERLAND

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GRAHAM SUTHERLAND (August 24, 1903 – February 17, 1980)

  • Nationality: English
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Neo-Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: In 1940, he was employed as a World War II official artist as part of the War Artists’ Scheme – working on the Home Front he depicted mining, industry, and bomb damage
  • Artist Quote: “The closeness of opposites in life has always fascinated me. That is to say the tension between opposites. The precarious balanced moment – the hairsbreadth between – beauty & ugliness – happiness & unhappiness – light & shadow.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Thorn Tree (detail), 1945.

Graham Sutherland. Thorn Tree (detail). 1945. Photograph by Rodney Todd White & Son, London. © Estate of Graham Sutherland.

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