Russell William Donaldson was born in Missouri on July 18, 1912. While at Otis Art Institute in 1934, Donaldson won a scholarship for further study at the New York School of Fine & Applied Arts. By 1940 he was a window decorator in Los Angeles.
He died in Orange County, CA on September 29, 1988.
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