Claude Flight (1881-1955) was a British artist influenced by Cubism, Futurism and Vortism. He was a painter, printmaker, interior designer and illustrator, but it is as a pioneer and promoter of the linocut technique that he has become particularly renowned. His innovative and influential prints utilised dynamic rhythms and bold, stylised forms to illustrate speed and movement.
Flight studied at Heatherly's School of Fine Arts and was later a member of The Seven and Five Society and The Grubb Street Group. He wrote numerous books on linocutting, worked with his second wife the artist Edith Lawrence, and taught at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art where his pupils included Cyril Power, Eileen Mayo, Lilli Tschudi, Sybil Andrew and Eveline Syme. They became known collectively as 'The Grosvenor School' and example of their works are held in major international print collections, primarily in the National Gallery of Australia, and in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
12.5 x 10.5 inches
Watercolour on paper in artist's original mount