Graham Sutherland

British, b.1903, d.1980

Articulated Forms

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Lithograph
  • 458 x 636mm
  • 94/224
  • 1950

By the 1950s, when this print was produced, Graham Sutherland’s style had become semi-abstract. Articulated Forms and two other lithographs by Sutherland were published by the Redfern Gallery between 1948 and 1950. His early career as a printmaker was heavily influenced by the rural scenes of Samuel Palmer. During the 1930s, however, Sutherland became influenced by the Surrealist movement and had work included in the International Surrealist Exhibition held in London in 1936. From 1941 to 1944 he served as an Official War Artist and produced a number of memorable works based on the destruction of London during the Blitz.