Flora Lion

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Flora Lion (3 December 1878 in London – 1958)[1] was an English portrait painter. She is known for her portraits of society figures, landscapes and murals.

Flora Lion
Born (1878-12-03)December 3, 1878
Died 1958
Nationality British
Occupation Artist


Lion received formal training at the Royal Academy of Art School from 1895 to 1899 and the Académie Julian in Paris 1899-1900.[1]


During the First World War Lion was commissioned by the Ministry of Information to paint factory scenes of the home front, two of which are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, London. Among her later commissions were a group portrait of a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York flanked by two cousins; a portrait of the wife of the Spanish ambassador, for which she received the Silver Medal, 1921, from the Société des Artistes Français; the suffragette Flora Drummond (1936);[2] the celebrated conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood (1937); and, a second time in 1940, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, by then queen-consort to King George VI. She received the Gold Medal from the Société des Artistes Français in 1949.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Flora Lion". Tate Gallery. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ Crawford, Elizabeth (2001). The women's suffrage movement: a reference guide, 1866-1928. Routledge. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-415-23926-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wood, Christopher. (Dictionary of British Art, Volume IV) Victorian Painters 1.

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