Gallery: Portraits

Russell wrote to Matty while working on Fred Reading, 1929, “I wish I could show you this portrait…I do feel it’s solid and thorough, and it’s such a natural expression…just a sort of overflow of myself, not something [I] figured out to do. Just like a feller walking down the street and whistling a tune because he feels good. I don’t want to go out for subjects. They crowd me here.”