Biography for Sir William Russell Flint
Royal Institution School of Art in Edinburgh.
Knighted in 1947.
Flint's started as an apprentice draughtsman at a printing works in the Edinburgh. Moving to London in 1900, he worked as a medical illustrator where he recorded the injuries of soldiers in the Boer War. Between 1903-7 he worked as an illustrator for the Illustrated London News, he also illustrated a number of books. He served in the Navy in World War I. He returned to Scotland after the War, where he worked as a freelance artist. Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, he is best known for his watercolours and his skill in depicting the female form.