|Artist: William Russell Flint|
Medium – print Signature – signed lower right mount with studio stamp HHF bottom left Size - 42 x 57cm (frame 67 x 78cm) Excellent condition Stock Ref – LK078
About the artist:
Sir William Russell Flint (4 April 1880 – 30 December 1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking. Flint was born in Edinburgh, from 1894–1900 he apprenticed as a lithographic draughtsman while taking classes at the Royal Academy of Art in Edinburgh. From 1900–02 he 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 1903–07, and produced illustrations for editions of several books, including Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1912). Flint was president of Britain’s Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (now the Royal Watercolour Society) from 1936 to 1956, and he was knighted in 1947. During visits to Spain he was impressed by Spanish dancers, and depicted them frequently throughout his career. Flint enjoyed considerable commercial success but little respect from art critics, who were disturbed by a perceived crassness in his eroticized treatment of the female figure. William Russell Flint was active as an artist until his death in London on 30 December 1969.
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