DOROTHY RUSSELL lived in Hastings-on-Hudson and Peekskill, New York before moving to Rockport in 1976. She studied art at the College of William & Mary, the Hudson River Museum School, the Art Students League with S. Edmund Oppenheim and Isaac Soyer; summers in the ‘60s with Emile Gruppe, Don Stone, Paul Strisik and Betty Lou Schlemm.
She exhibited in the juried shows of Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, American Artists Professional League, North Shore Arts Association and received awards from the Hudson Valley Art Association, Academic Arts Association, National League of Pen Women and the Rockport Art Association, where she taught watercolor classes for five years.
For 20 years, her studio and gallery have been in the Hannah Jumper House, 35 Mt. Pleasant Street, Rockport.