Dennis Flanders was born on 2 July 1915. He was educated at Merchant Taylor’s School. In 1937 he began his career as a freelance artist with contributions to the Daily Telegraph. During the Second World War, Flanders produced many images of London, many of which are now in the possession of the Imperial War Museum. Flanders also produced drawings for the Birmingham Post, The Sunday Times (1952-3) and the Illustrated London News (1956-64). In 1984 he published Dennis Flanders’ Britannia, the result of more than thirty years of topographical drawing in Britain. Dennis Flanders was elected Master of the Art Workers’ Guild for 1975. Dennis Flanders died in 1994.