Claude Flight (1881 - 1955) Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
Walter Claude Flight was born in London and after schooling had a variety of jobs including working in an engineer's office, a library and on a farm. He enrolled at Heatherley's School of Fine Art in 1915 and whilst there met his first wife Clare. In the First World War he served as an officer in France and fell in love with all things French. Divorced from Clare, he returned to London in 1922 and married Edith Lawrence, already an established artist working with a range of media including linocuts. Flight himself then began to explore linocuts and this became his principal medium. Flight was influenced by the Futurists' ideas and suggested that the linocut should be the medium of choice because it did not carry the baggage of a tradition. He taught at the Grosvenor School, London between 1926 and 1930 and after that at the cave he had purchased in France, where the pupils included Cyril Power and Sybil Andrews.
During the Second World War the couple lived initially in London but later escaped to Wiltshire to avoid the bombing. His studio there was bombed and all of his lino printing blocks were destroyed.
About Claude Flight Prints
Limited edition highest quality Giclée Prints, hand-numbered and hand-embossed. These are modern Giclée reproduction editions of an original print. Images protected by Bookroom Art Press.
Publisher - Bookroom Art Press. Recognized as one of the finest print publishers in the UK. Winner of Digital Printer of the Year 2014. Process: Giclée process to create limited edition prints - high resolution, high-fidelity process considerably surpassing in the quality of photo-lithographically produced images. Poduced to the highest of Fine Art Trade Guild Standards using 310gsm thick acid free rag, 100% cotton. The pigments are archival eight-colour Ultra-Chrome.
Framed and/or Mounted option - Mounted using plain white ph neutral conservation board. We frame specifically for your needs. Our standard and preferred frame is a plain oak with a square profile. Please enquire if you would like further details.