Robert Russin, University of Wyoming Distinguished Professor of Art and University Artist in Residence was born in New Yor City. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Master of Arts degree from the College of the City of New York and also did graduate study under a Fellowship at the Beaux Arts Institute of Design.
Prior to becoming a member of the University of Wyoming faculty in 1947, Russin taught at the cooper Union Art Institute in New York. He was also teaching Fellow at the College of the City of New York.
In 1953-54 he was granted a Ford Foundation Fellowship which enabled him to work for a year in Italy on creative projects. He has returned to Italy
continuously since then, working extensively on creative projects and comissions.
Before he was 25, Russin won two national sculpture competitions conducted by the Fine Arts Section of the U.S. Treasury Department and was commissioned to decorate two Post Office buildings, one in Evanston Illinois; the other in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Since then he has completed architectural sculpture commissions for both government and private projects. He has also completed numerous private commissions and portraits and has taken several firsts in national and regional art shows. He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe and he has had one-man exhibits at the Tuscon Art Center; the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; the Edward-Dean Museum in Riverside County, California; the Judah L. Magnus Museum, Berkeley, California; the Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tubac Art Center, Tubac Arizona; and at many University art galleries. He exhibits regularly in galleries in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Denver. Currently he is represented by Maxwell Galleries LTD., San Francisco; Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles; Adelle M. Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas and Tubac, Arizona.
Several articles on his work and articles authored by Russin have appeared in major art periodicals. He is listed in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Art", "Who's Who in the West" and other publications. Russin is a member of the Sulptors' Guild (Former Executive Secretary), the National Sculpture Society, and is advisor to the International Sculpture Conferences.
Trigg Ison Fine Art is proud to present the estate of American Artist Robert Russin
"Spirit of Life" Bronze/Marble American, Signed, 1969 36 Inches
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