Founder of the British linocut movement and course tutor at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art from 1926-1933. His work evoked the feel of speed by the curvilinear distortion of form. It contained elements of Cubism (with more humanism) and Italian Futurism (with more order). Flight was a proselytiser of Art Deco style, which can be seen in Policeman Holding Up the Traffic and Descent from the Bus (1927). Perhaps his best-known linocut is Brooklands, with its three anonymous race-car drivers and stripes of color indicating speed.


The subjects which I have taken are such things as buses coming down a street, waves breaking on the shore or carrying a ship on the sea, dancing, or the movement in a crowd, swings, or the eddies of the wind and rain: all these have their particular significant rhythm which I have been trying to grasp and place in my colour prints, textiles, sculpture and paintings so as to give the feeling of the universal rhythm in each individual movement (Flight.

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