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Wright, Russel

William J. Hennessey

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1701270

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Wright, Russel (03 April 1904–22 December 1976), industrial designer, was born in Lebanon, Ohio, the son of Willard Wright, a local judge, and Harryet Morris Crigler. Wright began his artistic career with a brief period of study at the Cincinnati Art Academy. In the autumn of 1920 he moved to New York City and enrolled at the Art Students League. The following fall he entered Princeton University. Indifferent to academic life, Wright left Princeton in 1924 intent on a career in the theater. During the early 1920s he worked as an assistant and apprentice to ...

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Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design

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