Winston Churchill was no Adonis but most of his portraitists did what they could to flatter him. See available works on paper, prints and multiples, and paintings for sale and learn about the artist. The Scales Graham Sutherland 1962. Winston Churchill was 78 when he was re-elected as prime minister for a second time in 1951. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Winston Churchill Graham Sutherland 1954. In 1954 the English artist Graham Sutherland was commissioned to paint a full-length portrait of Sir Winston Churchill.The 1,000 guinea fee for the painting was funded by donations from members of the House of Commons and House of Lords. Graham Sutherland's Winston Churchill (1954) by Jonathan Jones Guardian, Saturday November 3, 200 . Sir Winston Churchill : [Sits on the sofa] You make monsters of everyone you admire? To paint Winston Churchill’s portrait, Sutherland moved to the large country house in Kent where the Churchills usually hosted politicians, film stars and foreign leaders. U Shaped Form with Blue Sky Graham Sutherland 1976. References: Hammer M., Graham Sutherland: Landscapes, War Scenes, Portraits 1927-1950, Scala Publishers (2006) Thuillier R., Graham Sutherland: Life, Work and Ideas, Lutterworth Press (2015) Jones J., Graham Sutherland, Winston Churchill (1954), The Guardian [February 15, 2017] View Graham Sutherland’s 2,731 artworks on artnet. Graham Sutherland lived and worked in Pembrokeshire. Graham Sutherland : I accepted this commission because I admired you and I came through the experience admiring you even more. At the birthday celebrations at Westminster Hall in November 1954, Churchill was presented with a portrait by Graham Sutherland, commissioned by past and present members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Artist: Graham Sutherland (1903-1980), one of the neo-romantic painters who dominated British art during the second world war and its aftermath. The Sutherland Portrait A present for Churchill's 80th birthday.

The painting of Winston Churchill by Graham Sutherland was commissioned by both Houses of Parliament to commemorate Churchill’s 80 th birthday. When it was first unveiled, before the assembled members, Churchill quipped, to much amusement, that it was ‘certainly a fine example of modern art.’ However, when the British artist Graham Sutherland (1903–80) was commissioned to paint a full-length portrait of Churchill in 1954 for 1,000 guineas (about £27,000 today), paid by the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and to be presented in a lavish public ceremony, things did not go … Graham Sutherland was a British painter best known for his Surrealist abstractions of landscapes and figures.

His work was much inspired by landscape and religion, and he designed the tapestry for the re-built Coventry Cathedral.. Printmaking, mostly of romantic landscapes, dominated Sutherland's work during the 1920s. Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen (Noli Me Tangere) Graham Sutherland 1961. Graham Vivian Sutherland OM (24 August 1903 – 17 February 1980) was an English artist who is notable for his work in glass, fabrics, prints and portraits.