GROSVENOR SCHOOL OF MODERN ART

1925 - ?

The Grosvenor School of Modern Art was a private British art school founded in 1925 by the Scottish wood engraver Iain MacNab (21 October 189024 December 1967), who was born in the Philippines, at his house at 33 Warwick Square in Pimlico.  Walter Claude Flight (16 February 1881-10 October 1955) worked with him from 1925 until 1930 and taught lino cutting. The school had no formal curriculum and students studied what and when they wished with day and evening courses: life classes, classes in composition and design, and classes on the history of Modern Art, however all students attended Claude Flight's linocut classes. The Grosvenor School of Modern Art closed in 1940, merging with the Heatherley School of Fine Art. The school did much to revive interest in printmaking in general, and particularly in the linocut, in the years between the Wars and artists associated with the School have come to be known as the 'Grosvenor School'. Suffolk artists who attended Grosvenor School of Modern Art include Sybil Andrews, Mary Carruthers and Cyril Edward Power.