Thomas Tom Russell
Thomas (Tom) Lyon Russell was active/lived in Kansas. Thomas Tom Russell is known for figurative drawing, painting.
Biography Thomas (Tom) Russell
Thomas Lyon Russell was born on November 14, 1917 in Pittsburg, Kansas. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute in 1939 with Thomas Hart Benton and John De Martelli before studying at the Art Students League in 1939-40 under Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Served in the Army Air Corps in England and studied there with Henry Moore. Received a BFA from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in 1947 and a MFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1948 where he taught for 15 years. Taught at Baker Univ., Baldwin, Kansas from 1963-82. In 1971, he created a 13' x 20' sculpted mural that was installed in Rice Auditorium at Baker Univ.
Exhibitions: Baker Univ., 1982, 2007, 2009. Collections: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Spencer Museum of
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Lawrence Journal World (Mar. 14, 1982, Nov. 5, 2003); Kansas! (3rd issue, 1971, 3rd issue, 1972).
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.