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  • William Russell Flint

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    Art Brokerage: Sir William Russell Flint: b. 1880-1969. Scottish artist, illustrator, Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was born in Edinburgh. He was particularly known for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking. From 1894 to 1900 Flint apprenticed as a lithographic draughtsman while taking classes at the Royal Academy of Art, Edinburgh. He then worked as a medical illustrator in London while studying part-time at Heatherley's Art School. He furthered his art education by studying independently at the British Museum. He was an artist for the Illustrated London News from 1903 to 1907, and produced illustrations for editions of several books, including W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. During visits to Spain, Flint was impressed by Spanish dancers, and he depicted them frequently throughout his career. Flint was president of Britain’s Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) from 1936 to 1956. He was knighted in 1947. Flint was active as an artist until his death in London on 30 December 1969. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.

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