Russell was an American polymath known for his achievements as a painter, sculptor, author and builder and less well known as a natural philosopher and for his unified theory in physics and cosmogony.
He posited that the universe was founded on a unifying principle of rhythmic balanced interchange. This physical theory, laid out primarily in his books The Secret of Light (1947) and The Message of the Divine Iliad (1948–49).
Here is a sample of the works produced by this consummate genius.
Russell's Scientific Drawings
Shortly after Walter Russell married Lao, he spent a great deal of time drawing these scientific drawings for books to explain his cosmogony.
Most of these images are in books such as The Secret of Light, The Complete Home Study Course and Atomic Suicide.
In 1903 the Ladies Home Journal commissioned Walter Russell to find and paint the 12 most beautiful Children in the United States.
This gallery includes many of the works of art that Walter Russell produced both in painting and drawing during the early 1900s.
In 1927 at the age of 56, Walter Russell takes up sculpting and his first work was the bust of Thomas Edison. Walter was the first sculpture to sculpt eyes with depth that made it seem as if the eyes followed you.
Russell's sculptures include such notables as The Mark Twain Memorial, Franklin D. Rooselvelt, John Philip Sousa, Mark Twain, the Four Freedoms and many more.