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Graham Sutherland: an unfinished world

By Fisun Guner  

Graham Sutherland's paintings are imbued with the “exultant strangeness” of the Pembrokeshire landscape

At the height of his prolific career in the 1950s, Graham Sutherland (1903–1980) enjoyed huge popular and critical success. He was riding on the crest of a new-found enthusiasm among the British for a more accessible, figure-based modernism, one that was imbued with a sense of the numinous and spiritual. But by the last two decades of his life, having barely changed or “developed” his style, he was considered old-fashioned.

Unlike Paul Nash, who…

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