Graham Knuttel
 


"I do not explain my work, rather my work explains me"
Graham Knuttel

 

Graham Knuttel was born in Dublin in 1954. Initially renowned for his large wooden mechanical animated sculptures, Knuttel's figurative paintings are now acclaimed internationally. He paints into an urban landscape to which he himself belongs, favouring dark and dangerous scenes, which reflect the fears, doubts and hopes he feels himself. It is on canvas that Knuttel fights his battles, the tensions and moods brilliantly portrayed on the faces of his subjects, his wicked sense of humour evident throughout. Knuttel returns constantly to still life in his work, inspired by its potential for simplicity and bringing him back to his early studies of Cezanne and Picasso. 

 

Graham Knuttel's work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Collectors include Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Bertie Ahern and Joanna Lumley as well as Swiss Bank Corporation, Allied Irish Banks, Goldman Sachs International and Saatchi & Saatchi London.

 

"When I was eighteen, I started at art school. I had always had an interest in figurative work, in the portrayal of the human condition, and from an early age I was familiar with the work of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Picasso. In art school I was attracted to the life drawing room where I determined to develop my skills as a figurative painter. I found myself to be an intuitive painter. I had little patience for the intellectual processes and conclusions involved with abstract and conceptual art. For me, to paint what I saw or felt or imagined around me should be a simple affair, painted from the gut." Graham Knuttel

 

"My parents came to Ireland in 1947 from Bedford in England where my father had served with the R.A.F. My grandfather was a stone quarry owner in Dresden, Germany but my father and grandmother came to England after the 1st World War. My father is a strange eccentric man, but he has nothing on his mother. I met her only once when I was four of five but the memory will never leave me. She was very tall and thin with a hook like nose not dissimilar to my own. Her cheeks were hollow, whitened with powder and highlighted with rouge. She was dressed all in black, except for a white lace frill at her neck. The sight of her beside my father's huge dark wardrobe sent me into a state of total hysteria. There being no one else in the room, she tried to lock me in the wardrobe. I can still hear her cackling and feel her long white claws at the back of my neck. I often look at my drawings of birds with which I have had a long obsession, and I wonder. I'm glad that I managed to find some sort of humour in what I firmly believe was a very close call. I think she might easily have strangled me and possibly eaten me had not my cries been heard. She was returned that same day to Margate where she lived in a guesthouse surrounded by her collection of stuffed animals, until her death in 1962." Graham Knuttel

 

"My mother's family were more normal. Many of my summer holidays were spent at their house in Northampton. We went to England two or three times a year and I remember the atmosphere of that journey very well. We took The Princess Maud, a steam-ship notorious for its creaking and rolling, packed as it was in those days, with emigrant faces. We made the journey at night with a three-hour wait at dawn in Crewe Station for a connection. Under the grime and soot it was a magnificent building with its ornate brickwork and cast and wrought iron. In many ways the scenes were reminiscent of the air raid drawings of Henry Moore. Today when I draw people, I draw in caricature; railway porters I have seen asleep on mail bags, weary, worried men and women, busy and intent on that awful survival." Graham Knuttel

 

Graham Knuttel's bold use of colour and form and the narrative tensions which wind their way through all his work, make him a true story teller. Knuttel's works are instantly recognizable, making him one of Ireland's most popular and collectable living artists of our time.

 

 

46 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 46.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Thrown in at the Deep End
Acrylic on canvas
76cm x 76cm (30" x 30")

€4,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Pudding, Darling...?
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 30cm (24" x 12")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
A Rainy Night in Soho
Acrylic on canvas
76cm x 76cm (30" x 30")

SOLD
€4,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Early Bird..
Acrylic on canvas
92cm x 30cm (36" x 12")

SOLD
€3,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Peach Schnapps
Acrylic on canvas
122cm x 30cm (48" x 12")

SOLD
€4,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Hot Sauce
Acrylic on canvas
51cm x 30cm (20" x 12'' )

SOLD
€2,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Under the Sea
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 100cm (39" x 12")

SOLD
€3,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Catitude
Pastel on Paper, Framed
54cm x 74cm (21" x 29")

€2,250.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Bella Donna
Acrylic on canvas
183cm x 92cm (6ft x 3ft)

€8,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Wedding
Acrylic on canvas
182cm x 122cm (72" x 48")

SOLD
€10,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
A Day in Heaven
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50.5cm (24'' x 20'')

SOLD
€3,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Plenty More Fish in the Sea
Acryilic on Canvas
61cm x 51cm (24'' x 20'')

SOLD
€3,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Ginger Cat
Acrylic on canvas
25cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Lilac Cat
Acrylic on canvas
25cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Another Bottle Sir?
Oil on canvas
61cm x 76cm (24" x 30")

SOLD
€3,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Big Fish, Small Pond
Acrylic on canvas
152cm x 184cm (5ft x 6ft)

SOLD
€9,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Deal
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 61cm ( 24'' x 24')

SOLD
€3,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Car Salesman
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 51cm ( 24'' x 20'')

SOLD
€3,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
A Deal in the Duke
Acrylic on canvas
76cm x 61cm ( 30'' x 24")

SOLD
€3,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Queen of Hearts?
Acrylic on canvas
92cm x 92cm (36" x 36")

€4,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Diva
Acrylic on canvas
36cm x 25cm (14" x 10")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Irish Coffee
Acrylic on canvas, framed
36cm x 25cm (14" x 10")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Nightcrawler
Acrylic on canvas
25cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Sailor girl
Acrylic on canvas
25cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Bird of Paradise
Acrylic on canvas
92cm x 92cm (36" x 36")

SOLD
€4,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Bankers
Acrylic on canvas
25cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Chef's Apple
Acrylic on canvas
36cm x 25cm (14" x 10")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Ruth
Acrylic on canvas, framed
36cm x 25cm (14" x 10")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Cat
Arcylic on canvas
25cm x 30cm (10" x 12")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Cards on the Table
Charcoal on Paper, Framed
76cm x 56cm ( 30'' x 22')

SOLD
€1,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Fox & The Hen
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
76cm x 57cm (30" x 22.5")

€4,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Second Opinion
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
76cm x 57cm (30" x 22.5")

€4,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
After the Deal
Acrylic on canvas
122cm x 92cm (48" x 36")

SOLD
€7,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Patrick Collins
Acrylic on Paper, Framed
42cm x 38cm (16.5" x 15")

€1,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Entrance
Acrylic on canvas
102cm x 76cm (40" x 30")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Sheep at Dusk
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 51cm ( 24'' x 20'')

SOLD
€3,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Still Life in By Night
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 100cm (39.5" x 39.5")

SOLD
€5,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Last Orders
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 100cm (39.5" x 39.5")

SOLD
€6,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Two Chefs
Acrylic on canvas
70cm x 100cm (27.5" x 39.5")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Fish Stew
Acrylic on canvas
122cm x 91cm (48" x 36")

SOLD
€6,900.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Dessert Time
Ltd Ed Signed Print, Framed
58cm x 28cm (23'' x 11'')

€290.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Sleeping with the Fishes
Ltd Ed Signed Print, Framed
46cm x 61cm (18" x 24")

€290.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Gardener
Print on Card
55cm x 41cm (21.5" x 16")

€190.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Affair
Print on Card
41cm x 41cm (16" x 16")

€190.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
Olympia
Print on Card
33cm x 66cm (13" x 26")

€190.00
Graham Knuttel Graham Knuttel
The Artist's Muse
Print on Card
54cm x 40cm (21" x 16")

€190.00
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