Piazza San Marco, Venice
La Cave Voutée
Bourdeilles sur Dronne
'Le Puit Caché', France
red chalk drawing
Portrait of a lady
The Well at St. Jean de Cole
The Plaque outside Flint's studio
Sir William Russell Flint
Having attended the Royal college of art in Edinburgh, he trained as a draughtsman for six years at an Edinburgh printers.
This undoubtedly provided him with the skills and selfdiscipline to create very exacting work.
He was an official war artist, which again... before the age of cameras, was an wxtremely important job to recreate the exact scene,
be it on a battlefield, or more importantly to accurately illustrate wounds and diseases
In the early 1900's Russell Flint became an artist for the 'Illustrated London News'.
This led to his international recognition, as the magazine was distributed throughout the world in the British Commonwealth.
President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1936.
His studio was, Peel Cottage in London.
William Russell Flint received a knighthood in 1947.
His work was given supreme prominence by a retrospective exhibition in the Diploma Gallery of the Royal Academy 1962.
His paintings were collected not only by private individuals, worldwide, but many of his watercolours are now hanging in museums throughout the world.
The evolving passion in his work led him to the French countryside, where he enjoyed painting and travelling across many rural landscapes
and produced a fine selection of paintings, many of which were published as signed limited edition prints.