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'Night Blooming Cereus' by Shirley Russell

Regular price $1,950.00 Sale

'Night Blooming Cereus' by Shirley Russell Measurements: 21.75" x 19" with frame, 13.5" x 10" image only. Signed "Night-Blooming Cereus, 1938 by Shirley Russell" Framed, matted and ready to hang! About Shirley Russell: Shirley Ximena Hopper Russell (1886–1985), also known as Shirley Marie Russell, was an artist best known for her paintings of Hawaii and her still lifes of Hawaiian flowers. She graduated in 1907 from Stanford University, where she discovered art. Shirley married Lawrence Russell, an engineer, in 1909. When he died in 1912, she began teaching in Palo Alto, and dabbling in painting. In 1921, she and her son came to Hawaii for a visit and decided to stay. She studied under Hawaiian artist Lionel Walden during the 1920s and traveling to Europe several times to further her art education. She studied in Paris during the 1930s and the cubist influence can be seen in a number of her works. She taught art at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu for more than 20 years. #21224