Biography

1881 Born
1912 Started studying at Heatherley's School of Art
1915 Married Clare James
1921 Exhibited at the Royal Academy, London
1922 Began a lasting romantic and working relationship with Edith Lawrence
1926-27 Edited 'The Arts and Crafts Quarterly'
1928 Joined the Grubb Group as a founding member
1926-30 Taught linocutting at the Grosvenor School
1928 Joint exhibition with Edith Lawrence at the Redfern Gallery, London
1929 Instigated the 'First Exhibition of British Linocuts' at the Redfern Gallery
1947 Suffered a stroke
1955 Died

Selected Exhibitions

1922 Walker's Galleries, London '3rd Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the 'Seven and Five' Society'
1923 Mr Wm B. Paterson's Gallery, London '4th Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the 'Seven and Five' Society'
1924 Mr Wm B. Paterson's Gallery, London '5th Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the 'Seven and Five' Society'
1926 Beaux Arts Gallery, London '6th Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the 'Seven and Five' Society'
1927 Redfern Gallery, London (solo)
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris 'Exposition de la gravure moderne anglaise'
Beaux Arts Gallery, London '7th Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by the 'Seven and Five' Society'
1928 Redfern Gallery, London (solo)
1929 Redfern Gallery, London 'First Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts'
1929-30 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago 'First International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engraving'
1930 Redfern Gallery, London 'British Linocuts'
1931 Albany Gallery, London 'Exhibition of Lino-Cuts by Claude Flight, R.B.A.'
Shanghai Art Club, Shanghai 'Exhibition of British Linocuts'
Redfern Gallery, London 'British Lino-Cuts 1931'
Redfern Gallery, London 'Claude Flight'
1932 Collins House, Melbourne (Arts and Crafts Society of Victoria) 'Modern Colour Prints and Wood Engravings from the Redfern Gallery, Old Bond Street, London'
Redfern Gallery, London 'Modern Colour Prints'
1933 Atelier E. Matter, Montreux, Switzerland
Ward Gallery, London 'Fourth Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts'
Redfern Gallery, London 'Colour Prints and Contemporary Oils'
1934 Ward Gallery, London 'Lino-Cuts 1934'
1934-35 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 'The Sixtieth Autumn Exhibition'
1935 Ward Gallery, London 'Lino-Cuts 1935'
1935-36 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 'Exhibition of Modern Colour Prints'
1936 Ward Gallery, London 'Lino-Cuts 1936'
County Borough of Hastings Public Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings 'Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts (Mostly in Colour)'
1937 Ward Gallery, London 'Lino-Cuts 1937'
1938 Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Edinburgh 'The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture: The One Hundred and Twelfth'
1939 City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham 'Exhibition of Modern Lino-Cuts'
1947 British Institute of Adult Education (Arts Council of Great Britain), London 'Colour Lino-Cuts'
2008 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ‘Machine Age: Rhythms of Modern Life 1914-1939’

Selected Publications

'Claude Flight and His Circle', London: Parkin Fine Art, 1975 (ex cat)
'British colour linocuts of the 1920s & 1930s by Sybil Andrews, Claude Flight, Cyril E. Power and the artists of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art' London: Redfern Gallery, 1985 (ex cat)
Coppel, Stephen, 'Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School', Farnham: Ashgate Pub Co., 1995
ed. Clifford S. Ackley, 'British Prints from the Machine Age: Rhythms of Modern Life 1914-1939', London: Thames and Hudson, 2008

Publications by the Artist

'Lino-Cuts. A Hand-Book of Linoleum-Cut Colour Printing', London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd, 1927
'The Art and Craft of Lino Cutting and Printing', London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1934

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
British Museum, London
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
Mitchell Wolfson Jr Collection, The Wolfsonian Foundation, Miami Beach, Florida and Genoa, Italy
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Art Gallery, Wellington
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
New York Public Library, New York
V&A Museum, London