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Claude Flight

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SELL CLAUDE FLIGHT LINOCUTS – VALUATION & APPRAISAL IN 2019.

We can help you to sell Claude Flight original artwork with a free valuation. We are interested in purchasing original linocut prints  by Claude Flight. Clients in the U.K., Europe, USA and worldwide regularly sell Claude Flight artwork to us. We offer a discreet, reliable service with swift payment avoiding 50% auction value fees taken between buyer and seller.

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Biography – Claude Flight [1881-1955]

Claude flight was born in London in 1881 to Walter Flight. His full name is Walter Claude Flight and he is also known as W.Claude Flight. He was a painter printmaker but mainly known for pioneering and producing lino cut prints in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He was very passionate about lino cut printing as it bought  art to the masses using low cost materials. Lino cutting was very popular in schools and many can recall doing them at school.

Claude Flights subjects depict the machine age capturing speed and movement with elements of Vorticism, Futurism and Cubism. After various careers he studied at the Heatherley School of Art from 1913-14 and then again in 1918 after army service in WW1. He went on to be a member of Seven and Five Society in 1923 where he came into contact with Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and  John Piper.

In 1928 he joined the Grubb Group with Edward Carrick and Ethelbert White. From 1926 he taught at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art with his students including Sybil Andrews, Eileen Mayo, and Lill Tschudi. With his teaching background he published many books on linocutting. He died in 1955.

How did Claude Flight sign his works?

He signed his prints inside the image ‘CLAUDE FLIGHT’ with edition number. On some prints they are also signed and titled in the bottom margin in ink. Usually prints in editions of 50. Some extra editions were produced for the Australian and American markets.

Claude Flight mainly used cream oriental laid tissue and oriental laid paper but some are on thin grey laid paper or tracing paper. Claude Flight often used coloured card behind his prints for artistic affect. 

Did Claude Flight work in other media? 

Apart from lino cuts Claude Flight also painted in watercolour and produced woodcut prints including “Into the Sea” and a railway poster of “From Harwich through Holland for the Continent” for London & North Eastern Railways. Watercolours are usually of low commercial value with a recently sold example being ‘The Shore Northern Brittany, France’.

Where did Claude Flight sell?

He sold at many exhibitions in London, Paris, Ottawa, Birmingham, Chicago and Shanghai. We see provenance and gallery exhibition labels from the Redfern Gallery, The Parkin Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Mayor Gallery, Beaux Art Gallery, Paterson’s Gallery, Walker’s Gallery, Albany Gallery, Ward Gallery, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Christie’s.

Exhibited : 

He  has exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, International Society, the Royal Academy and the Redfern Gallery in London.

Some titles of Claude Flight Linocuts we are looking for include :

L’Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Louvre 1919
Notre Dame in Winter 1919
St. John’s College Cambridge 1921
Trawler down the Wave 1921
Swing-Boats 1921
The End of the Fox Hunt 1922
Speed 1922
Three Speeds 1922
Down the Strand 1922
Paris Omnibus 1923
Pont Voluntre Cahors Lot 1924
La Barque sur la mer – Trawler at Sea 1925
Sails 1925
Street Singers 1925
Women and Washing 1925
Spring 1926
Summer 1926
Autumn 1926
Winter 1926
Crossing the Road 1926
Policeman Holding Up the Traffic 1927
Descent from the Bus 1927

Abstract 1927
The Dance 1927
Emancipation 1927
The Result 1927
Roundabouts 1928
Sussex Downs 1928
Dirt Track Racing 1928
Brooklands 1929
Persuasion 1929
Discussion 1929
Mother and Child 1929
Fishing in the Rain 1929
Love on Ice 1930
Hunting 1930
The Fox Hunt 1931
Breaking Waves 1931
Lawn Mowing 1931
Getting Up 1931
Swimming 1931
Floating 1932
Leaning 1932

The Gramophone 1932
Surf Bathing 1932
Kissing under the Mistletoe 1933
The Conjuror 1933
The Life Class 1933
Salmon Leap 1933
Yachts 1933
Nude 1934
Modesty 1934
Abstract Dancing 1934
Pigeon Bath 1934
Swiss Mountain 1934
Unemployed 1934
Employed 1934
Boys Bathing 1935
Cricket the Overthrow 1935
The Estuary 1935
The Road to Rome 1935
Lands End 1936
Putting 1937
Parked 1939
Palais Royal
Ships and Headlands

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