Frederick William Flood (1881-1965) was born in England in 1881 and moved to Western Australia in 1912. In 1919 he was employed by West Australian Newspapers, mainly preparing artwork for advertisements, but his talent was soon recognised, and he became a full-time photographer for the newspaper. For the next 40 years, he painted, drew and photographed people, buildings and rural scenes in WA and recorded a unique insight into the lives of West Australians.
Flood had an eclectic mix of subjects and photographic styles. The below collection focuses on his watercolours of Perth and rural life. You can see more of his artwork, photographs and family life in the catalogue.