The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) 10 July 1948 Page 16
Painter Asks Divorce After 54 Years Reno, Nev., (/P)— After 54 years of marriage, Walter Russell, internationally internationally known painter and sculptor, sought a divorce Friday from his wife, Helen Andrews Russell. Russell, 77, is known particularly particularly for his paintings of President Theodore Roosevelt's children and his busts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mark Twain. In his divorce complaint, lie charged extreme mental cruelty. His wife denied the charge and in turn accused the artist of mental cruelty. They were married Jan. 10. 1894. Their case has not yet been set for hearing.