William Russell Flint

British , 1880 - 1969

Painter, printmaker and illustrator Sir William Russell Flint was born in Edinburgh in 1880. He completed studies at Daniel Stewart’s College, after which he was apprenticed as a lithographic draughtsman and designer from 1894 to 1900. Flint studied part- time at the Royal Institute of Art in Edinburgh.

From 1900 to 1902, he worked as a medical illustrator in London, then as a commercial artist for the Illustrated London News. He illustrated numerous limited editions of the classics, including Homer’s “The Odyssey”, Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” and Thomas Malory’s “Morte d’Arthur.”

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