Exultant strangeness: Graham Sutherland landscapes on view at Abbot Hall Art …

KENDAL.- Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was one of the great British landscape painters and, during the 1940s and 50s, one of the most famous artists in this country. Initially inspired by the visionary landscapes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists such as William Blake and Samuel Palmer, Sutherland transcended his influences to create a vocabulary that was uniquely his own. This exhibition highlights the brilliant power of Sutherland’s imagination and demonstrates the diverse ways in which he transformed his experience of his environment.

Central to Sutherland’s conception of the landscape was the ‘accidental encounter’: the small-scale natural forms, such as tree roots, stones or foliage, that he would stumble upon by chance and work up into pulsating new creations. At the same time, he might also take

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