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Charles Marion Russell
Birth: Mar. 19, 1864
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1926
Great Falls
Cascade County
Montana, USA

Painter. Charlie Russell was the "other" artist (besides Frederic Remington) who chronicled life in the Wild West. Unlike Remington, Russell settled permanently in the west (Montana) and wholeheartedly embraced everything life there had to offer. He was a "real" cowboy, lived with a mountain man and was an adopted brother of the Blackfoot tribe. His oils, watercolors and bronzes reflect an intimate knowledge of his subjects, and no one was more surprised than he when they began fetching high prices. When he died, he was so famous in Great Falls at that time and even children were dismissed from school to watch his funeral procession. (bio by: Bona Rae Villarta) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Silas Russell (1833 - 1917)
  Mary Elizabeth Mead Russell (1835 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy C Cooper Russell (1868 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Mead Russell Portis (1859 - 1934)*
  Silas Bent Russell (1860 - 1941)*
  Charles Marion Russell (1864 - 1926)
  Edward Mead Russell (1868 - 1891)*
  Guy Russell (1869 - 1898)*
  Wolfert Ecker Russell (1871 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Great Falls
Cascade County
Montana, USA
Plot: Sec 11, Div S1/2, Lot 224, Grave 2&3
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2443
Charles Marion Russell
Added by: Bona Rae Villarta
 
Charles Marion Russell
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Charles Marion Russell
Added by: Thomas Fisher
 
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Mr. Russell, your artistic gift is so absolutely incredible in how you perfectly captured the mighty spirit and ways of the old west. So magnificently you brought it all to life that when I look upon your art, I am instantly transported to that time. You ...(Read more)
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