Biografie von Edmund N. RUSSELL (1852-1927)

Birth place: West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Death place: South Dartmouth, MA

Addresses: Active in Massachusetts, 1873-1927

Profession: Marine painter

Studied: NYC.

Exhibited: NAD, 1882, 1884; E.B. Chase's Store, New Bedford, 1884; H.S. Hutchinson and Co., New Bedford; New Bedford A. Cl., 1907-08, 1917

Work: Kendall Whaling Mus., Sharon, MA; Peabody Mus., Salem, MA; Old Dartmouth Hist. Soc.

Comments: Sailor aboard 3 whalers out of Edgartown in his youth. Entered the employ of William Maxfield, c.1873. By 1875 he had his own business as a flower painter, fresco painter, sign painter and grainer. He also worked for a time in the 1890s for Ullman Manufacturing Co., an art novelties firm.

Sources: Blasdale, Artists of New Bedford, 161 (w/repros.); Brewington, 334, lists him as "Edward."

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