Russ Docken Artist Bio
Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Russ Docken received his formal art training through an athletic scholarship to North Dakota State University. Docken found his college education beneficial, but the majority of art courses offered were directed toward abstract and non-representational styles. His interest was piqued when he discovered courses focusing on true portrayals of the human anatomy. He thrived on life drawing and figure painting classes which recaptured his childhood love of art. His continued study and methodology give his paintings a strong sense of realism and depth of color.