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Francis Russell Flint
(1915 — 1977)

Francis Russell Flint was a British painter. Born in 1915, Flint began his artistic education at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art before studying at the Royal Academy Schools and later the Royal Academy in Paris. Though it is often said that the artist’s landscape paintings were influenced by his father, Sir William Russell Flint, Flint was also considered a highly accomplished marine and coastal painter in his own right. Flint served for some time as the master of art at Hurstierpoint College in Sussex. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and in group shows including those held by the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters throughout his career.


Flint served as an Official War Artist during the Second World War. After the War, Flint contributed both images and articles to various publications including the Illustrated London News, Tatler Magazine and the Artist Magazine. The artist also wrote a number of books on watercolour painting. Flint served as Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society for several years. The artist died in 1977. His work can be seen in many collections throughout Britain, including that of the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall.