Category Archives: Research

James Spencer Russell, Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana

Jim’s Lafayette Street Soho studio was around the corner and three blocks away from Louise Nevelson’s studio on Spring Street.  One more block over, at Spring Street and the Bowery, were the studios of Robert Indiana and other artists. In

James Spencer Russell, Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana

Jim’s Lafayette Street Soho studio was around the corner and three blocks away from Louise Nevelson’s studio on Spring Street.  One more block over, at Spring Street and the Bowery, were the studios of Robert Indiana and other artists. In

Kewanna Visit, October 2, 2013

Satch and I headed up to Kewanna last Wednesday to visit with Wade Bussert and Diane Tesler.  We also went to gather items that will be displayed in the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell

Kewanna Visit, October 2, 2013

Satch and I headed up to Kewanna last Wednesday to visit with Wade Bussert and Diane Tesler.  We also went to gather items that will be displayed in the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell

Jim’s Pencils in a Coffee Jar

Russell kept almost everything and many of those things he turned into something significant or meaningful. Here is a photograph of a jar of Jim’s pencils.  Rather than toss them when they became too short he placed them into a

Jim’s Pencils in a Coffee Jar

Russell kept almost everything and many of those things he turned into something significant or meaningful. Here is a photograph of a jar of Jim’s pencils.  Rather than toss them when they became too short he placed them into a

Artwork for the Exhibition

Researching and developing the history of Jim’s life and his art provides context and understanding for the artwork that will be shown in the exhibition.  Tracking down, collecting and borrowing the artwork that will properly present Jim’s life history as

Artwork for the Exhibition

Researching and developing the history of Jim’s life and his art provides context and understanding for the artwork that will be shown in the exhibition.  Tracking down, collecting and borrowing the artwork that will properly present Jim’s life history as

Writing the History of the Artist, James Spencer Russell

Update, 12/10/2013:  After more and more edits, rewrites and proofreads, the manuscript is finally complete. As a part of organizing and working on the Indiana State Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, Satch

Writing the History of the Artist, James Spencer Russell

Update, 12/10/2013:  After more and more edits, rewrites and proofreads, the manuscript is finally complete. As a part of organizing and working on the Indiana State Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, Satch

Satch and I Take a Trip to Kewanna, Part Two

As previously mentioned on our recent trip to Kewanna Wade Bussert provided Satch and I with a wealth of material to go through.  We felt that recreating as best as we could what James Spencer Russell’s life’s journey was all

Satch and I Take a Trip to Kewanna, Part Two

As previously mentioned on our recent trip to Kewanna Wade Bussert provided Satch and I with a wealth of material to go through.  We felt that recreating as best as we could what James Spencer Russell’s life’s journey was all

Satch and I Take a Trip to Kewanna, Part One

Toward the end of October Satch and I spent three days in Kewanna.  The plan was to dig deeper into the archive of the artist James Spencer Russell (Jim) to broaden our understanding of his life.  The plan worked out

Satch and I Take a Trip to Kewanna, Part One

Toward the end of October Satch and I spent three days in Kewanna.  The plan was to dig deeper into the archive of the artist James Spencer Russell (Jim) to broaden our understanding of his life.  The plan worked out