Shirley Ximena Hopper Russell (1886–1985), also known as Shirley Marie Russell, was an American artist known for her luminous close-range renderings of Hawaiian flowers. Russell was born in California and graduated from Stanford in 1907. Widowed early, she moved to Hawaii with her young son in 1923. In the 1930s, Russell collaborated with the Japanese publisher Shōzaburō Watanabe to create a series of Shin-Hanga color woodblocks. With a delicacy and feeling for detail reminiscent of her contemporary Georgia O'Keeffe and rhythmic compositions that pay tribute to her time studying in Paris with Andre Lhote, this collaboration was very successful for the artist. Russell remained in Hawaii for the rest of her long, creatively productive career. A lifelong teacher and inspiration, Russell had three one-woman exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art. She continued to paint almost daily until she died in Honolulu in 1985 at 98.
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RUSSELL, Shirley

Color woodcut or woodblock print on Japan laid paper, no date. There seems to be no stated edition for this print. Likely from a small group of col...

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