1886 – Born in New York City. American painter who was an early proponent of abstraction.
1906 – He came to Paris to study art, where he immediately fell into the most progressive artistic circles.
1909 – Russell met Gertrude and Leo Stein, who introduced him to Matisse and Picasso.
1913–1914 – He and Stanton Macdonald-Wright established Synchromism (q.v.) as an avant-garde movement, issuing manifestos and exhibiting together in Munich, Paris, and New York.
1927-1932 – Exhibitions of Russell’s paintings and drawings were held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
1953 – Died on May 29th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.