Russell Green was born in Traer, Iowa. After graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1933, he returned to Iowa to begin teaching. In 1935, approximately the time he completed Thanksgiving, he served as a private art teacher in Sioux City. He also had a one-person exhibition of his work at the Sioux City School of Music, Dramatic Art and Dancing, which was located in the Commerce Building. The exhibition included 81 oil paintings, watercolors and prints.
American (Artist with ties to Sioux City)
Thanksgiving, ca. 1933
oil on canvas
Sioux City Art Center Permanent Collection; 938.06
Gift of the Sioux City Society of Fine Arts in celebration of the opening of the WPA Art Center