Hubert Arthur Finney

ARTIST

Finney, Hubert Arthur

1905 – 1991

A reclusive figure whose work has remained largely unseen, Finney studied under Eric Gill before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in the early 1920’s; his closest friends there were Charles Mahoney,(1903-1968), Gerald Ososki (1903-1981) and Barnett Freedman (1901-1958). Finney had the good fortune to attend the RCA as part of a golden generation, many of whom went on to become some of Britain’s best loved artists (amongst them Ravilious, Bawden, Hepworth, Moore, Dunbar, Sorrell, and Piper). After a travelling scholarship to Rome, in 1929, Finney returned to become a teacher at Chelsea School of Art – working alongside Henry Moore who was in charge of the Sculpture Department and Graham Sutherland, the Department of Design.

From 1927-1934 he exhibited at the NEAC. In 1935 his painting Mother and Child was acquired by Carlisle Art Gallery. During WW2 Finney worked for the light rescue service of the Civil Defense.

After the war he taught part time under Anthony Betts at Reading University and was in charge of life drawing there when he retired in 1970. Although he was reluctant to show his work he did exhibit at the RA Summer exhibition (in 1950 and 1954) and the Portrait Society and at The Paris Salon. A large solo exhibition took place at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Education in 1964, and at The Lightbox, Woking, in 2022.

We are grateful to Nicholas Finney and David Buckman for assistance.

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Hubert Arthur Finney

ARTIST

Finney, Hubert Arthur

1905 – 1991

A reclusive figure whose work has remained largely unseen, Finney studied under Eric Gill before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in the early 1920’s; his closest friends there were Charles Mahoney,(1903-1968), Gerald Ososki (1903-1981) and Barnett Freedman (1901-1958). Finney had the good fortune to attend the RCA as part of a golden generation, many of whom went on to become some of Britain’s best loved artists (amongst them Ravilious, Bawden, Hepworth, Moore, Dunbar, Sorrell, and Piper). After a travelling scholarship to Rome, in 1929, Finney returned to become a teacher at Chelsea School of Art – working alongside Henry Moore who was in charge of the Sculpture Department and Graham Sutherland, the Department of Design.

From 1927-1934 he exhibited at the NEAC. In 1935 his painting Mother and Child was acquired by Carlisle Art Gallery. During WW2 Finney worked for the light rescue service of the Civil Defense.

After the war he taught part time under Anthony Betts at Reading University and was in charge of life drawing there when he retired in 1970. Although he was reluctant to show his work he did exhibit at the RA Summer exhibition (in 1950 and 1954) and the Portrait Society and at The Paris Salon. A large solo exhibition took place at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Education in 1964, and at The Lightbox, Woking, in 2022.

We are grateful to Nicholas Finney and David Buckman for assistance.

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ARTWORK FOR SALE

Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Tenerife Crate with Apples on a Wooden Chair, 1930s
£4,750
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Still Life of a Corner of the Artist’s Studio with a Broomstick
£3,950
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
The Old Stove, late 30’s
£4,500
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Naples Bay at night. en route to Athens
£3,900
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Still life with onion and peppers, circa 1966
£1,400
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Dawn, 1966
£14,750
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Dusk, 1966
£14,750
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Houses of Parliament from St Thomas Hospital at Night, no 40
£9,500

ARCHIVED WORKS

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Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Amy Ironing, circa 1953
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Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
The Yacht Race on Lake Michigan, 1966
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Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
The Artist’s Model in the Studio, circa 1930