(1887 - 1979)
Russell Cowles was active/lived in New York, New Mexico, Iowa. Russell Cowles is known for genre, landscape, figure and mural painting.
Biography Russell Cowles
Russell Cowles was born in Algona, Iowa in 1887. His father was a well-known newspaperman, who became publisher of the Des Moines Register and Tribune. His mother studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and encouraged his interest. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1909 and studied in Paris as well as New York at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students' League with Douglas Volk and Barry Faulkner. He assisted both artists in mural painting.
He received a fellowship to the American Academy at Rome, receiving a Prix De Rome scholarship, and spent five years in Italy, painting and studying much of that time. However, serving in World War I intervened, and he served in the Intelligence D
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