William Russell Flint

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Birthday
4, 1880
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 30, 1969 (89)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1880
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 30, 1969 (89)

About

Remembered particularly for his watercolor illustrations and paintings of women, this Scottish artist also worked with tempera, oil paints, and prints and was employed for several years as an artist with The Illustrated London News.

Before Fame

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, he worked as a lithographer's apprentice and studied at both Heatherley's Art School and the Royal Institute of Art.

Trivia

He was the first president of Great Britain's Royal Watercolour Society. He also illustrated a 1912 edition of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

Family Life

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he traveled widely in Spain and ultimately settled in London, England.

Associated With

He created illustrations for the Savoy Operas, several W.S. Gilbert-written librettos that were set to music by the composer Arthur Sullivan.