Born Dorset, England
Born in Poole, Dorset, England, Philip Sutton moved to London to study at the Slade School of Art (1948-53), where he was taught by William Coldstream and won the Summer Composition Prize (1952). He subsequently received scholarships to travel to Spain, France and Italy before he returned to teach at the Slade (1954-1963). He has travelled widely to Australia, Fiji, Crete, Ireland and Cornwall in order to paint. In 1956, Sutton had his first solo show at Roland, Browse and Delbanco. He has since had exhibitions at the Geffrye Museum, London (1959), Leeds City Art Gallery (1960), exhibitions in Newcastle, Bradford and Edinburgh in (1961) and at the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (1971). Visit the artist's website.
Object type painting
Medium oil on canvas
Unframed 75 x 75 cm
Framed 94 x 94 cm
Signed (verso): 'Philip Sutton'
Acquisition presented by the Joan Hurst Collection 2009 through the good offices of the Art Fund
Accession number 2009-30
Display status not on display
Philip Sutton, RA, is celebrated for his large colourful paintings of landscape and flowers and boldly characterised portraits.