Russell Cheney's paintings remain as fresh and undated today as when he painted them in the twenties, thirties, and forties. From still lifes, to portraits, to landscapes, he painted what pleased him about life, giving his paintings integrity and unity as a body of work.

This accomplished and well-traveled artist enjoyed high visibility especially during the 1920s through his death at age 64 in 1945. He was represented by top New York galleries, exhibited extensively in cities across the country and received critical acclaim for his work, which spanned landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and domestic scenes featuring details of building interiors. Thus it is curious that Cheney fell into relative obscurity...

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