Flora Lion(1878-1958), Artist
Artist of 10 portraits
Flora Lion was a portrait, landscape and genre painter and lithographer. She studied at St John's Wood School of Art (1894), the Royal Academy Schools (1895-9), and at the Académie Julian in Paris 1899-1900. She exhibited her work at the Royal Academy from 1900. Lion had a long career painting portraits of the distinguished and socially prominent, and also produced landscapes, murals and lithographs. During the First World War, she was commissioned to paint factory scenes of the home front.
by Flora Lion
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