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Alan Sutherland


Portrait of John Kinross
(Charcoal, conte and chalk, 1968)

Alan Gordon Dunnett Sutherland is a Scottish artist based in Edinburgh. He was born in Bombay, India in 1931, living there for the first three years of his life, then in Edinburgh. He was only thirteen when he had his first picture accepted for the Society of Scottish Artists and by the age of twenty two he had three portraits exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1952. Significant portrait sitters include Quentin Crisp, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn QC and HRH Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh. Other notable works include the ceiling fresco at Invercreran House in Argyll Scotland.

This work was donated by the artist in the 1980s.

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