Partner Joan Tuckett

Queer Places:
The Rookery, E Dundry Ln, Dundry, Bristol BS41 8NJ, Regno Unito

Image result for Doris Kathleen FlinnDoris Kathleen Flinn (15 October 1892 - 1977) was an English sculptor.

Doris Kathleen Flinn was born at 12 Oak Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire, on 15 October 1892, the daughter of Arthur Flinn (b. ca. 1858), an agent for a silk merchants, and Martha Hannah Barton.[1]/a>[2]

IIn 1911 she moved to Manchester and from 1914 to 1920 she studied at Manchester School of Art, living at 1 King's Road Alexandra Park, Manchester, and was a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.[1]/a>

She met Joan Tuckett (1895-1957) by 1917. Tuckett was one of the first female solicitors in Bristol. By 1920 Flinn moved to Bristol. Both Flinn and Tuckett were active Communists and friends with Doris Brabham Hatt and Margery Mack Smith. Flinn and Tuckett were also international hockey players and trained as pilots. The plaster model for a portrait head of Tuckett made by Flinn in 1925 is now at the Bristol Museum. In 1935 Flinn sculpted "Lawyer, Athlete, Aviator, Woman", a piece about Tuckett.

By 1923 Flinn was living at 5 Beaufort Buildings, Clifton, Bristol, Tuckett's family home, and ran a sculpture studio in Boyce's Avenue, Clifton, Bristol.[1]

IIn the early 1920s Flinn worked on some of the carvings for the Wills Memorial Building.

In 1930 they purchased The Rookery, a large stone-built XVIII century house at East Dundry, Bristol, where they lived there together until Tuckett's death in 1957. Flinn continued to live at The Rookery until her own's death in 1977.[1]


The Rookery, Dundry

Doris Kathleen Flinn died in 1977.[1]


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