Walter Claude Flight

Walter Claude Flight, Title Unknown, (Swimmers). Date Unknown, Linocut Print

Walter Claude Flight was a world renown British printmaker born in London, England, in the year 1881. He attended the Heatherly School of Fine Art in London, England; and he subsequently taught at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London.

Flight was a member of a group called the ‘Seven and Five Society’, composed of seven painters and five sculptors that all produced modernist styles of art. The group included sculptor and printmaker Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hapworth. Flight was known for pioneering and popularizing the linoleum cut technique. He also painted, illustrated, and made wood cuts.

Influenced by Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism, Flight’s work expressed dynamic rhythm through bold, simple forms. His linocut prints show his interest in depicting speed and movement.

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