FLINT, Michael Frederick

1932 - ?

Michael Flint

Born at Epsom, Surrey in 1932, son of Frederick Nelson la Fargue Flint (19 January 1898-1959), preparatory schoolmaster, and his wife Nellie D. Smith (18 September 1896-1965), who married At Grimsby in 1916 and in Suffolk in 1917. Educated at St Peter's School, York and Kingswood School, Bath 1945-1946 and Law Society's School of Law 1955-1956. Michael Flint was a lawyer and whilst still a lawyer won prizes for his paintings at the Law Society of England and Wales Art Group's annual exhibition. Also a film production executive, with Paramount Pictures in Europe and is now retired and living at Green Lane House, Castle Green, Orford, Suffolk devoting his time to art and writing. An award winning artist working in watercolour and an experienced printmaker and has exhibited widely in both Europe and the UK including his first solo exhibition of watercolours at the Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, Suffolk in 1997 and it was after that show that his mentor, artist Tim Fargher [q.v.], suggested that etchings may suit his style and through etching has found the means to suit his ideas. Since that time he has exhibited mainly etchings: landscapes, mainly of East Anglian coastal views exhibiting at Queen's College, Cambridge; Strand Gallery; Peter Pears Gallery, Aldebrugh; North House Gallery, Colchester and the Thackeray Gallery and with Philippe de Boucaud in Paris. His preferred printmaking medium is etching and some of his recent work has been inspired by the pictorial graffiti found carved in mediaeval churches and at Orford Castle which were shown at the Strand Gallery. He was chairman of Sudbourne Park Printmakers and his etchings are to be found in private collections in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, the USA and Australia. www.michaelfflint.com

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