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Sir William Russell Flint

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The history of Russell Flint. 1880-1969.

Sir Russell Flint, began life in Edinburgh on the fourth of April Eighteen eighty.
His father Francis Wighton Flint, was a watercolourist and designer,
It helped Russell Flint considerably that his family was involved in artistic careers. After studying at Daniel Stewarts School, he studied at the Royal Institution College of Artwork in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was in this environment that he was able to develop his own unique style on paper
For six yrs. he trained as a draughtsman in an Edinburgh printers, this undoubtedly helped to give him the discipline that went towards his sucess as one of the world's most outstanding watercolourists. At the begining of the century Russell Flint took a job at the Illustrated London News where he would draw illustrations. In this time before photographs, illustrations and drawings were not only important sources of information, but great accuracy was needed to produce realistic and true images for books and magazines.

The Illustrated London News had a worldwide readership, (unlike the present day, the British Commonwealth stretched across the globe) and the artist William Russell Flint became a familiar name throughout the empire which led to his international recognition as a watercolourist.

Great classics... "Thomas a Kempis","The Song of Solomon", Mallory's "Morte d'Arthur", Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and Homer's "Odyssey" were all illustrated by William Russell Flint War broke out in 1914, during which Flint joined the Royal Navy Air Service and by 1918 he was promoted to Admiralty Assistant Overseer; This allowed him to travel back to Scotland where he studied at the art School.

After the war, Russell Flint decided to visit Europe Europe, in particular France, where he painted and drew many landscapes of the quiet countryside villages and their rural way of life, the publications of his limited edition prints illustrate much of his adventures in France. Russell Flint became an Associate member of the RA in 1924 and nine years after, was elected a full member.

Russell Flint become the President of the RSWP in 1936. Throughout the early 1940s, Russell and his wife Flint lived on a turkey farm in Devonin Devon. As a previous officer of the RAF, he was permitted to enter Devonport Dockyard,(a limited edition of this painting was released, and described as a masterpiece of perspective) and paint, at will.

William Russell Flint and his wife Sybil returned to their home at Peel Cottage, Campden Hill, London in nineteen forty five, and two years later Russell Flint knighted. Sir William Russell Flint greatly enjoyed his work, and painted until his death at the age of 89 years old. His painting as a professional artist changed from one decade to the next, and his style matured into a very fine portrayal of textures that has never been surpassed.

Sir William Russell Flint's work has given and continues to give enormous pleasure to many admirers across the globe.
The signed limited edition prints and original paintings, have become very collectable, and his paintings have a great following and are known as some of the finest watercolour paintings in the world today.

Visit the studio in Nottinghamshire with over 500 Limited editions and original paintings by Sir William Russell Flint

He was a much liked architectural, watercolour artist, who was most famous for his paintings of female nudes.In the art world,
Russell Flint was a revered by his colleagues. His father was an industrial artist and as a boy he joined a lithographic company where he spent six years learning about the printing industry and the many different techniques used. Russell Flint was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in eighteen hundred and eighty, his gift for painting was soon impressing both his fellow artists and the general public.

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