The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 20 May 1963 Page 17

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The Bee
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20 May 1963  Page 17 - Walter Russell, Famed Author, Sculptor, Dies...
Walter Russell, Famed Author, Sculptor, Dies Lived Near Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Va. W^-Walter Russell, a native New Englander who gained international fame ns a sculptor, artist and author, died yesterday at the mountain estate here which he had owned since 1948. For Russell, death came on his 02nd birthday. A Boston native, he was educated educated at Massachusetts Normal Art School, Drcxel Institute in Philadelphia, and Academic Julian Julian in Paris. France. Russell served as a war correspondent correspondent and illustrator during the Spanish-American War and later painted the portraits of President Theodore Roosevelt's children. During his creative y e a r s , which spanned nearly three quarters quarters of a century, he sculptured busts of such prominent persons as Mark Twain, President Franklin Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Alva Edison, Sir Thomas Lipton, Victor Victor Herbert and John Philip Sou- Ba. Builder of New York's so-called Artist Colony, he was founder ami past president of the New York Skating Club and claimed to have been responsible for (he introduction of figure skating in this country. The author of more than 20 hooks, he served as sculptor for (he Mark Twain Memorial at J-Iannibal, Mo.: executed (he memorial memorial to Charles Goodyear at. Akron, Ohio, and the Jean d'Arc Memorial for presentation to France. In 1948 he purchased Swanna- nna, a castle of pink Italian mar- ble atop Afton Mountain here, where he set up the Walter Russell Foundation which -was later to be known as the Univei-sity of Science and Philosophy. He is survived by his second wife, Lao Stebbing Russell, and sister, Mrs. Marion Gair of Roxbury, Mass. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Swannanoa with burial there. Mrs. Zola Hatcher . of farmers, factory housewives, teacfaos, and many others , investor-owners of Power Company, YOU are probably You may not own chkmfc sfock, bat ff insurance, are a participate in a

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