Flint, William Russell

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Flint, William Russell Gender: M
born on 4 April 1880 at 17:55 (= 5:55 PM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°53 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°57'

Portrait of William Russell Flint 
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William Russell Flint (His Frontispiece to "Savoy Operas")
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Scottish artist and illustrator known especially for his watercolours of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking.

He was an artist for The Illustrated London News from 1903 to 1907, and produced illustrations for editions of several books, including H Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines (1907 edition), W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas (1909), Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (1910–1911) and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1912).

During visits to Spain, Flint was impressed by Spanish dancers, and he depicted them frequently throughout his career. He enjoyed considerable commercial success but little respect from art critics, who were disturbed by a perceived crassness in his eroticized treatment of the female figure, clearly borrowing inspiration from similar works by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Flint was also a published author of short stories. He was active as an artist and a writer until his death in London on 30 December 1969 at age 89.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield downloaded civil birth registry entry, National Records of Scotland; copy on file [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Erotic)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Short stories)