Russell Flint

One of the most celebrated British watercolourists of the 20th century, Russell Flint is known for his remarkable technical skill and precision.
Born in Edinburgh in 1880, Flint was first introduced to painting by his father before developing his skills at Banks and Co. Printers where he enrolled in a six year apprenticeship as a lithographic draughtsman.
Although he is known for his watercolours he also painted in oil and tempera, and produced etchings.

Popular works

Signed Limited

Published  pre  1969

Personaly signed publications during the artists increasing popularity.

Limited

Published  post  1969

Due to the passing of the artist in 1969, no publication beyond this date bares a personal signature. Non the less these collectable prints have become saught after pieces.

As the publishers have long since sold out the only way to now find these pieces are from trusted proffesionals. 

Original

Originals

 

With over thirty years specializing in Sir William Russell Flint's prints and paintings and widely regarded as the world's leading authority.

 

 Further info

One of the most celebrated British watercolourists of the 20th century, Russell Flint is known for his remarkable technical skill and precision.
Born in Edinburgh in 1880, Flint was first introduced to painting by his father before developing his skills at Banks and Co. Printers where he enrolled
in a six year apprenticeship as a lithographic draughtsman.
Although he is known for his watercolours he also painted in oil and tempera, and produced etchings.

Russell Flint became president of the Royal Academy, and also president of the Royal Watercolour Society for twenty years from 1936.
He was further recognised in 1947, with a knighthood for his services to art, and later a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Painting in several countries including France, Italy, Switzerland and Scotland, Russell Flint was captivated by the distinctive and unique character of the distant lands.
However, his foremost fascination was the female form. This manifested in a wide range of depictions; spanning from flamenco dancers
to Russell Flint's picturesque gypsies and languorous nudes.
Today his work is exhibited in numerous institutions around the world including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

 
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