Founder of the British linocut
movement and course tutor at the Grosvenor School
of Modern Art from 1926
. 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 proselytise
r 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.