Recently we have received word that our book has been accepted into four important scholarly libraries here in central Indiana.
Thanks to Mike and Karen Stroup PhD, Style, Elegance and Wit: Rediscovering the Art of James Spencer Russell, can now be found in the library collections of the Herron School of Art, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana State Library. Mike and Karen purchased copies of our book to donate to these institutions to ensure that Jim’s legacy is preserved and accessible. Thanks to the hard work of Karen, these institutions accepted our “tome” into their collections.
Thanks to Marty Krause, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, our book will be in IMA’s library’s collection. Julie and I are pleased to be making the donation.
It’s a privilege to have our book in these collections. Researching and writing our book was a three year labor of love and was an experience that we will never forget. For more information on our book, click on this link.
Arguably, and most importantly, also thanks to Mike and Karen, Kewanna Public Library soon will have a copy of our book on its shelf. It’s only fitting that Jim’s hometown of Kewanna will have access to his story and art, an important part of the town’s history.
As noted in a previous post, this website has received over 13,000 views. Julie and I are incredibly happy about this development.
We started this website, The Art of James Spencer Russell, to provide a place where those interested could learn more about James Spencer Russell and his art. It is an independent project that has no connection to the Indiana State Museum or its James Spencer Russell retrospective exhibition, although we are promoting every aspect of the exhibition. All content is generated from our research and our love of Jim’s story and of his art. The fact that we have been able to reach so many interested people is very satisfying. And, the website generated several contacts that were critical in our research.
Thank you for your interest and support, and please spread the word about Jim and his art. We would love to see our website continue to grow and be the go to reference for the life and art of Jame Spencer Russell.