Russell, Alfred. Autumn

Artist: Alfred Russell (American, 1920-2007)

Title: Autumn


Date: 1968

Dimensions: 50″ x 40″

Location in Library: Third floor

Media: Oil on canvas

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. ¬© Artist’s Estate

Description: During the 1940’s and early 1950’s Russell painted in the Abstract Expressionist style, but he later turned to the figure and the classical world. His work was a major force in the re-emergence of figurative painting in America. Russell has said, “My inspiration has always been a nostalgia for some nonexistent golden age. . . . I have always believed that the reality of art is unique . . . that art is the reality underlying the unreality of the everyday world.” Russell taught painting at Brooklyn College from 1947 to 1975.

Related Websites

Alfred Russell’s Biography at Net in Arcadia

Alfred Russell’s Works at Net in Arcadia

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