Copyright Estate of Graham Sutherland

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Graham Sutherland (1903-1980)

Red Landscape

Sutherland started out as an etcher inspired by the pastoral visions of Palmer and Blake. During the 1930s, as well as producing designs for posters, books, china, glass and fabrics, he established himself as one of the most exciting talents in modern British painting. Landscape remained a vital source for these adventurous and imaginative works.

He first visited Pembrokeshire in 1934 and found an untamed landscape of "primitive hut dwellings...a vast congregation of rocks, fallen cromlechs, and goats' caves" and delighted in its "exultant strangeness". Elements of these landscapes found their way into many of his paintings. Red Landscape was developed from studies of Carn Llidi made in 1940 and is marked by Sutherland's bold use of colour.

Medium oil on canvas
Date 1942
Dimensions 680mm x 998mm
Acquisition Number SOTAG : 1369
Credit Line Purchased in 1949 through the Chipperfield Bequest Fund