Henry John Lintott was a painter of portraits, landscapes and allegorical subjects. His method was slow and meticulous, his style often soft and dream-like. Born in Brighton, he trained at the local School of Art before continuing his studies in London and Paris. In 1902 he moved to Edinburgh and became one of the first members of staff at Edinburgh College of Art. His long career there influenced many of the leading figures in twentieth-century Scottish painting, including William Gillies, Anne Redpath and John Maxwell. In 1916 Lintott was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and was later made a full member. He showed regularly, both at the RSA in Edinburgh and the Royal Academy in London.