Russell Yuristy's Bio

Russell Yuristy was born in Goodeve, Saskatchewan in 1936. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Masters of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin. He is a well-known printmaker, painter and teacher whose works are based on the land and animal life around him. He is also known for designing playground structures for parks in various cities (he has playground structures in Ottawa, Spokane, Churchill, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Regina).

His works can be found at the National Gallery of Canada, Canada Council Art Bank, Mendel Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, McDonald Corporation (Chicago) and Shaklee Corporation (San Francisco).

Russell lives in Ottawa, where he has taught printmaking at the Ottawa School of Art.