This book compliments the Catalogue Rasonne Volume I and contains not only a biography in great depth together with painting locations,
many photographs and illustrations of most of the open edition and decorative calendar prints that have been published,
But also a complete catalogue of all published work since his death in 1969.
Some prints have been published by Susan Russell Flint (Sir William's daughter-in-law)after the publication of this book.
However the entire published works illustrated in this book have been sold out many years ago, and have become collectors items.
Sir William Russell Flint. 1880-1969.
Sir William Russell Flint, born in Edinburgh on 4th April 1880.
His father Francis Wighton Flint, already a watercolour artist and designer,
William Russell Flint was lucky to have a background for a career in art. After attending Daniel Stewarts School,
he joined the Royal Institution College of Artwork in Edinburgh the place he realized the basis of line and
colour which he later developed into his own unique watercolour style.
Nonetheless, the mandatory self-discipline required of all great artists was realized throughout his six year apprenticeship
as a draughtsman at a big printing works in Edinburgh.
In 1903 Russell Flint began work at the Illustrated London News drawing illustrations.
This was the era before photos, a time where drawings and engravings have been the only source of illustration for books and magazines.
The Illustrated London News being read across the globe, and the name of William
Russell Flint was passed on across the continents providing the basis for the international recognition he was later to receive as a watercolour artist.
Sir William Russell Flint has given and continues to give great joy to many individuals across the world.
His signed limited edition prints and original paintings, have become extremely collectable, and his work enjoys a great following
as some of the finest watercolour paintings in the world today.