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Graham Sutherland as Printmaker, 1950-80

A Mead Gallery Exhibition

Sat 19 Apr – Sat 17 May 1997

One of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, Graham Sutherland is well known for his portraiture, his landscapes inspired by the Pembrokeshire Coast and the huge tapestry that he designed for Coventry Cathedral.

This exhibition focuses on his post-war printmaking and includes a selection from the Bestiary, Bees and Apollinaire suites. These expressive images describe organic and animal forms, originally explored by the artistsin his studies for the Coventry Cathedral Tapestry. From moneys, birds and bees to more fantastical forms, Sutherland’s beasts are characteristically invested with a powerful psychological presence.

ON SHOW IN LIBRARY EXHIBITION ROOM WHILE MEAD GALLERY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT