Russell Clark Starr (1904 – 2000)
Born in Kingsley, Michigan (April 8, 1904) he attended college in Greenville, Illinois and lived most of his life in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He first established his reputation as an architect and his illustrations and drawings were first published in the Homes and Gardens Magazine in the 1930s.
He later became established as a landscape and marine painter, while retaining his reputation in illustration and drawing. He painted in watercolor, acrylics and oils. His subject matter included landscapes, seascapes, scenes of the Great Lakes and especially sailing vessels and boats. He was a prolific painter who continued to paint well into his eighties, and lived to his ninety sixth year and died May 12, 2000.
Interview with the artist’s daughter: Frances Busch
Submitted by Peter Whittaker