Richard Russell Jr. Bust by Rosario Russell Fiore, 1975
Rosario Russell Fiore(American, 1908-1994)
A large plaster bust of Georgia Governor and United States Senator Richard Russell Jr., 1975.
The bronze is in the Capitol Museum Collection on display in the Capitol’s 2nd floor, East Hallway.
12 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 24 inches tall
Rosario R. Fiore was a prominent American sculptor and member of the National Sculpture Society. Fiore studied at the Mechanics Institute, the National Academy of Design, and the Beaux Arts Academy. Protege of Robert Aitken, he assisted with the creation of the figures in the pediment of the Supreme Court Building, the front of the Archives, and in the Samuel Gompers Memorial.
Other notable achievements include serving as a sculptor for the National Park Service and WPA, the Smithsonian, the Department of the Interior, receiving awards for service provided to the US Army, and undertaking commissions for the White House during the Truman and Kennedy administrations. Born in New York, he was active there, in Washington and in Jekyll Island, Georgia.