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Claude Flight

  1881 - 1955
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Trinity College, Cambridge and St. Johnís 
College Chapel

Trinity College, Cambridge and St. Johnís
College Chapel

Original linocut, printed in colours.

The only known impression of one of the earliest multiple colour linocuts by Claude Flight.

Unique impression printed in three colours (red, blue and yellow), hinged on to its original backboard which has been rollered with an oil-based orange ink by Flight, in order to give the effect of sunset colouring when the Mulberry tissue of the print itself is placed upon it.



Claude Flight was to become the most famous protagonist of the linocut in this country. Exhibiting at the Seven and Five Society and later working at the newly formed Grosvenor School of Modern Art, Claude Flight established the technique of linocut as a major and dramatic new art form, shaping the talents of artists such as Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power, and Guy Malet. These artists and the group which formed around them have yet to be surpassed in their creative usage of the medium. [more]