British 1880 - 1969 Sir William Russell Flint is perhaps the most famous of the watercolour artists working in Britain in the first half of last Century.He was the son of Francis Wighton Flint, and studied at the Edinburgh School of Art and Heatherley, London. He later joined the staff of Illustrated London News, (1904 - 1908), and then served in World War I in the R.N.V.R. and R.A.F.; before devoting the rest of his life to art as a painter, illustrator, medical illustrator and lithographer.He exhibited a total of one hundred and twenty-three works at the Royal Academy as well as many at the Royal Watercolour Society, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, British Institution and elsewhere.Russell Flint is best known for his paintings of semi-nude women and his paintings have been widely reproduced. After his death in 1969 even Flints prints have become extremely popular with collectors.He is represented in many museums and institutions throughout the world and his work is highly sought after by collectors everywhere.