For many years he was head of the Chelsea School of Art.
Also something to do with Valentine's Day?
Perhaps only a segment of a poster. Croydon, south of London, was the city's main airport for passenger travel to Paris. The airliner looks curiously toy-like.
Different indeed, this highly-rendered scene.
Now for a puzzle. This strikingly done work is shown in an image submitted by a gallery for the catalog of the 2017 exhibit "True to Life: British Paintings in the 1920s & 1930s" at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Yet elsewhere on the Internet one can find this (slightly cropped) version featuring more natural colors. I suspect that this is what the painting actually looks like, though the other version is also nice to look at. Yet I still can wonder if the more naturally colored one might be a Photoshopped alteration of the sepia tinted first image.