Painter and teacher, born in Inverness, who was educated at Maiden Erlegh School, Reading, and Glasgow University, gaining a postgraduate scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art, 1949–50. He obtained an Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship to Spain, 1950–1 and Fellowship in Painting, 1953–5. Flattely won a Charles Jervase Prize, 1950, and Stewart Prize, 1952, both RSA. He lectured at Edinburgh College of Art, 1952–3; Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, 1955–9; and was principal there, 1972–87, having been vice-principal and then principal of Gloucester College of Art, Cheltenham, 1960–72. Flattely was a member of RWA. His exhibitions, restricted by teaching commitments, included Wildenstein; Roland, Browse & Delbanco; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Upper Grosvenor Gallery; and Aitken Dott, Edinburgh.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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