Hubert Arthur Finney (1905-1991) was a painter of landscapes, portraits and figure subjects, and a draughtsman and teacher. He trained initially at Bromley School of Art when he was very young and in 1918 won a scholarship to Beckenham School of Art. By 1927 he had won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where he studied under William Rothenstein and he then won a scholarship to Rome. During wartime he joined the light rescue service of Civil Defence. After the war he taught part-time at Reading University. Finney exhibited with the New English Art Club 1927-56, at the Royal Academy in 1950 and 1954, and at the Paris Salon. His work is held in Leeds Museums & Galleries and in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle. A book on the artist by Paul Liss was published by Liss Llewellyn in 2020.