13″ x 17.75″ unframed graphite on paper $3200 c. 1985
available to view in CHARLESTON
DONALD SUTPHIN BIOGRAPHY
Donald Squibb Sutphin was an American expatriate painter, printmaker, and collagist, born on December 11, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his pursuit of art in grade school, drawing when and wherever he could, even to his educational detriment. He was sent to military school when his grades were deemed insufficient, and at just 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return he utilized the G.I. bill to enroll at the Boston Museum School, where he concentrated on printmaking. Sutphin studied under George Grosz at the Art Students League of New York before moving to Florence, Italy in 1955 where he lived for the rest of his life, working to evolve his unique modernist style.