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Milo Russell (Am., born 1920)

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Milo Russell (Am., born 1920)

Woman Seated in an Interior

Oil on Canvas, signed lower right

Painting Size: 37" x 34"

Milo Russell is a Richmond painter and was an art professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (1958-1985). Throughout his long career and over 200 works of art, he repeated the same image: a portrait of a man or woman with large, almond, vacant eyes, long nose, unisex brown hair, seated in a room, perhaps at a table with a plant, a window or painting on the wall. They are not real portraits; they are products of the artist’s imagination. Russell admits as much, noting, “I’ve painted the same painting all my life - just variations on the same thing. . . I don’t know where the figures come from. I just start with a little bit of brown paint and a little bit of blue paint . . . and then these things come.”

Source: Ramirez, Jenny. "Style Weekly" (Richmond), April 24, 2002

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