12,000+ Views!

Julie and I are incredibly happy to announce that this website, in homage to the late artist James Spencer Russell, has had more than 12,000 views.  Tomorrow, we will have an announcement in a blog post celebrating this milestone.  

12,000+ Views!

Julie and I are incredibly happy to announce that this website, in homage to the late artist James Spencer Russell, has had more than 12,000 views.  Tomorrow, we will have an announcement in a blog post celebrating this milestone.  

Exhibition Photographs

Attendance at the exhibition has been excellent.  We encourage you to make the trip to see it.  Everything is wonderfully presented and the exhibition tells Jim’s story along with presenting an incredible cross section of his artwork, including several “masterpieces.”

Exhibition Photographs

Attendance at the exhibition has been excellent.  We encourage you to make the trip to see it.  Everything is wonderfully presented and the exhibition tells Jim’s story along with presenting an incredible cross section of his artwork, including several “masterpieces.”

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

NUVO Feature Article and Exhibition Review by Dan Grossman

Dan Grossman penned a feature article for NUVO, entitled, Rediscovering artist James Spencer Russell.  Julie and I were interviewed by Dan for the article and we have kept him abreast of our research and writing along with the status of

NUVO Feature Article and Exhibition Review by Dan Grossman

Dan Grossman penned a feature article for NUVO, entitled, Rediscovering artist James Spencer Russell.  Julie and I were interviewed by Dan for the article and we have kept him abreast of our research and writing along with the status of

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Print and eBook Versions of “Style, Elegance and Wit: Rediscovering the Life and Art of James Spencer Russell” Now Available

The print and eBook versions (iPad) of our book, Style, Elegance and Wit:  Rediscovering the Life and Art of James Spencer Russell, are now available directly from Blurb!  The print book is fantastic and the eBook’s photographs are sharp, and

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Print and eBook Versions of “Style, Elegance and Wit: Rediscovering the Life and Art of James Spencer Russell” Now Available

The print and eBook versions (iPad) of our book, Style, Elegance and Wit:  Rediscovering the Life and Art of James Spencer Russell, are now available directly from Blurb!  The print book is fantastic and the eBook’s photographs are sharp, and

100 Letter Words with Julie Kern

Here is a short video conversation about two of Jim’s pieces from the 100 Letter Word series recorded at the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, with collector and researcher, Julie Kern.

100 Letter Words with Julie Kern

Here is a short video conversation about two of Jim’s pieces from the 100 Letter Word series recorded at the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, with collector and researcher, Julie Kern.

White Haiku Variations with Wade Bussert

Here is a short video conversation about Jim’s piece, White Haiku Variations, recorded at the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, with Jim’s friend, Wade Bussert.

White Haiku Variations with Wade Bussert

Here is a short video conversation about Jim’s piece, White Haiku Variations, recorded at the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, with Jim’s friend, Wade Bussert.

Mark Ruschman Interview, WSAL AM 1230, Logansport, Indiana

On March 31st, 2014, Chief Fine Arts Curator of the Indiana State Museum, Mark Ruschman was interviewed about James Spencer Russell and the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, by WSAL‘s Talk of the Town

Mark Ruschman Interview, WSAL AM 1230, Logansport, Indiana

On March 31st, 2014, Chief Fine Arts Curator of the Indiana State Museum, Mark Ruschman was interviewed about James Spencer Russell and the exhibition, Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, by WSAL‘s Talk of the Town

The Rochester Sentinel Covers Exhibition

Kewanna’s local paper, The Rochester Sentinel, presented a front page feature on the exhibition.  It’s great seeing so much local coverage!  Wade Bussert was interviewed on Rochester’s radio station, WROI, and can be found on this page.

The Rochester Sentinel Covers Exhibition

Kewanna’s local paper, The Rochester Sentinel, presented a front page feature on the exhibition.  It’s great seeing so much local coverage!  Wade Bussert was interviewed on Rochester’s radio station, WROI, and can be found on this page.

Exhibition Opening

Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, opened to a rousing reception on April 4, 2014.  The crowd was the largest that the Indiana State Museum had seen at an opening in quite some, and it was

Exhibition Opening

Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Artwork of James Spencer Russell, opened to a rousing reception on April 4, 2014.  The crowd was the largest that the Indiana State Museum had seen at an opening in quite some, and it was

Exhibition Committee and Special Guests

Here’s a photograph of the exhibition committee and a couple of very special guests, made at the exhibition’s opening. Mark is the Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum.  Jack Russell is Jim’s nephew.  Ron Kern is

Exhibition Committee and Special Guests

Here’s a photograph of the exhibition committee and a couple of very special guests, made at the exhibition’s opening. Mark is the Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum.  Jack Russell is Jim’s nephew.  Ron Kern is

Mark Ruschman’s Post on Sky Blue Window

Mark Ruschman penned a fine blog post on Sky Blue Window about the James Spencer Russell exhibition and how it all came together.  Thanks to Mark for such an excellent piece.  Click on the graphic below to go to the

Mark Ruschman’s Post on Sky Blue Window

Mark Ruschman penned a fine blog post on Sky Blue Window about the James Spencer Russell exhibition and how it all came together.  Thanks to Mark for such an excellent piece.  Click on the graphic below to go to the

WISH TV Coverage of Style, Elegance and Wit with Dick Wolfsie and Mark Ruschman

Dick Wolfsie of WISH TV, Indianapolis put together a four segment special on Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Art of James Spencer Russell.  Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum leads the tour of the

WISH TV Coverage of Style, Elegance and Wit with Dick Wolfsie and Mark Ruschman

Dick Wolfsie of WISH TV, Indianapolis put together a four segment special on Style, Elegance and Wit:  The Art of James Spencer Russell.  Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum leads the tour of the

April 7, Billie Holiday’s and James Spencer Russell’s Birthday

Jim called Billie Holiday his twin because they were born on the same day of the same year, April 7, 1915.  Happy 99th birthday to Billie and Jim.

April 7, Billie Holiday’s and James Spencer Russell’s Birthday

Jim called Billie Holiday his twin because they were born on the same day of the same year, April 7, 1915.  Happy 99th birthday to Billie and Jim.

Acknowledgments

The following text is from the acknowledgments in our book.  Not only did these people assist me in writing the book, catalog essay and information for the exhibition, but they made the journey of rediscovering Jim incredibly rewarding.  I will

Acknowledgments

The following text is from the acknowledgments in our book.  Not only did these people assist me in writing the book, catalog essay and information for the exhibition, but they made the journey of rediscovering Jim incredibly rewarding.  I will

Nuns Picking Poppies

Long before Jim became a “professional artist,” and before he left to serve in World War II, he exhibited in a major exhibition, the Forty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The exhibition ran from November

Nuns Picking Poppies

Long before Jim became a “professional artist,” and before he left to serve in World War II, he exhibited in a major exhibition, the Forty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The exhibition ran from November

James Spencer Russell, Eras

Jim’s life can be separated into nine eras.  While this does not begin to tell the entire story, it does give a thumbnail sketch of his life’s journey.  You will need to see the exhibition at the Indiana State Museum

James Spencer Russell, Eras

Jim’s life can be separated into nine eras.  While this does not begin to tell the entire story, it does give a thumbnail sketch of his life’s journey.  You will need to see the exhibition at the Indiana State Museum

Bullfight Photographs from 1957 European Trip

In 1957 Jim took a trip to Europe to escape the day to day grind of set design for live television.  On this trip he decided that he would resign from NBC TV and become a full-time artist.  Jim made

Bullfight Photographs from 1957 European Trip

In 1957 Jim took a trip to Europe to escape the day to day grind of set design for live television.  On this trip he decided that he would resign from NBC TV and become a full-time artist.  Jim made