James L Russell
(1872 - 1937)
James L. Russell was active/lived in Indiana. James Russell is known for regionalist landscape painting, impressionism, stone sculpture.
Biography James L. Russell
The following is from Mary Katherine Russell Smith, Floyds Knobs, Indiana. She is the granddaughter of the artist:
James L. Russell was born in New Albany, Indiana October 10. 1872 of Irish ancestry and died on May 12, 1937. Russell's early expression in art was as a stone sculptor and cutter. His work still stands at the entrances of the Carnegie Center of Art and History in New Albany. In 1906, Russell opened the Art Shop in New Albany, and this became a gathering place for artists of the area. He then founded the Wonderland Way Art Club at his studio and invited all artists to meet and discuss each others art and styles. Russell was a teacher and had over 300 artist members in the Club.
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