British Commissioner: Herbert Read

Selection Committee: Sir Philip Hendy, Herbert Read, Sir John Rothenstein and Lilian Somerville.

Works by Graham Sutherland and Edward Wadsworth were shown in the British Pavilion, simultaneously with New Aspects of of British Sculpture, works by Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffrey Clarke, Bernard Meadows, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull. A catalogue was published by the British Council. No ISBN

The works by Sutherland were subsequently toured and included three of Sutherland’s most recent paintings, a second tapestry and a number of watercolours. A catalogue, French only, with a foreword by Georges Salles and an essay by Herbert Read, plus extracts from various critical writings and from the writings of Sutherland himself, was published in Paris. A Dutch edition of the catalogue was published by the Stedelijk Amsterdam. A bi-lingual (English/German) edition, with an introduction by R Wehrli, was published by the Kunsthaus Zurich. No ISBN numbers

Further reading
Britain at the Venice Biennale 1895-1996, edited by Sophie Bowness and Clive Phillpot, The British Council, London 1995. ISBN 0 86355 283 8