- > Sir William Russell Flint RA RSW
1880 - 1969
Edinburgh-born William Russell Flint worked as a lithographic draughtsman while studying part-time at the Royal Institution. He moved to London in 1900 where he became an illustrator of books and magazines, producing some of the best colour illustrations of the pre-war period. Flint also painted, his subjects being the landscapes and figures of his travels both at home and on the continent. Notable are his watercolours in which his technique is very similar to that of Arthur Melville. His flamboyant style earned him a considerable reputation and his work became highly collectible. William Russell Flint became a Royal Academician in 1933; he was knighted in 1947.