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Maker(s):Ewart, David
Culture:Scottish (1901-1965)
Title:portrait: Henry N. Flynt
Date Made:1954
Materials:oil on canvas, framed
Place Made:United States
Measurements:framed: 43 x 34 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.; 109.22 x 88.265 x 8.89 cm
Accession Number:  HD 89.069
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. Henry N. Flynt, Jr.
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Framed oil portrait of Henry H. Flynt by David Shanks Ewart. Mr. Flynt is painted in a hyper realistic style and sits cross legged in a Chippendale upholstered arm chair. At his side is the silver Gerrit Oncklebag covered cup in the HD collection on a wooden stand. In his hand is a signed document - perhaps one of the signatures of the Supreme Court Justices that he first began collecting. Flynt is dressed in a dark grey three piece suit and tie. Behind him is a burgundy curtain and on the right is a view of Deerfield's Rev. Jonathan Ashley House, the Flynts first restoration in Deerfield that was opened to the public in 1948. Ewart was a Scottish painter, born in Glasgow. He went to the Glasgow School of Art just after the First World War. His teachers included Maurice Greiffenhagen and Fra Newbery. On graduating in 1924, he used a scholarship to take him to Italy and France. On his return, in 1926 his picture The Emigrants was a great success at Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts show, a companion picture, The Return (now in the collection of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art), appearing the following year. Ewart showed also at RA and RSA, where he won the Guthrie Award in 1926 and the Lauder Award in 1927. His work is notable for its hard-edged, ultra-realistic quality, very suited to the pictures of American tycoons and their wives which he painted during prolonged visits from the mid-1940s. Primarily a portrait painter, from 1946 he travelled annually to the United States to paint wealthy American industrialists for six months of every year. He died on 12 October 1965, in Glasgow.


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