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26 May 2020The World of Graham Sutherland and John Piper
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The World of Graham Sutherland and John Piper Val Woodgate Tuesday 26 May 2020

The careers of John Piper and Graham Sutherland followed surprisingly similar paths.  Born in the same year, 1903, they both attended Epsom College, then commenced different careers before attending art college.  Along with other English Neo-Romantics, each was influenced by William Blake and Samuel Palmer.  They were also able to embrace European modernism in a way that enabled their work to remain accessible to the general public.

Piper and Sutherland worked in a variety of media, producing astonishing bodies of work; each was an Official War Artist in the Second World War, and each went on to create moving and inspirational works of religious art.

A lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, also at many other London galleries; former member of the teaching team at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Val Woodgate also runs courses at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.