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painter , Art gallery director , art educator

Bruce John Russell, British painter, retired art educator, art gallery director. Recipient award, Arts Council, 1975, Arts Council England, 1977, Georgia Institute of Technology, since 1996, highways Authority, since 1998; Cheltenham fellow in fine art, 1969-1970. Fellow: Royal Society Arts (award 2001); member: Chelsea Arts Club.


Russell, Bruce John was born on July 16, 1946 in London. Son of Cyril Jack and Jessica Jean Russell.


Bachelor, Chelsea School Art, London, 1969. Master of Arts in Fine Art, Chelsea School Art, London, 1969. Postgraduate, Gloucestershire School Art and Design, Cheltenham, England, 1969—1970.


Lecturer York School Art, England, 1971—1974. Senior lecturer in painting Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, England, 1975—1978, St. Martins School Art, London, 1979—1984, Central St. Martins/London Institute, 1985—1987. Head School Fine Art Kingston University, 1987—2006, founding director Stanley Picker Gallery, 1997—2004, professor fine art, 1993—2006, emeritus professor fine art, since 2006.

Founding director Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery, now University Northumbria Gallery. Retired, 2006

External examiner Limerick School Art, Ireland, 1989—1992, Colchester Institute, England, 2000—2004. External examiner, consultant University College, Chichester, England, 2002—2005.

Visiting professor fine art Cambridge School Art, 2007. Consultant in field.



Fellow: Royal Society Arts (award 2001). Member: Chelsea Arts Club.


  • Other Interests

    Running, literature, films, sports, collecting artifacts.


Married Alison Mary Delacour, August 4, 1979. Children: Arthur Jack, Amelia Rosalind, Rowena Beatrice, Phyllida Jessie.

Cyril Jack

Jessica Jean Russell

Alison Mary Delacour

Arthur Jack Russell

Amelia Rosalind Russell

Rowena Beatrice Russell

Phyllida Jessie Russell