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Russell, Robert Charles, (Jack) locked

MBE 1996

Born 15 Aug. 1963; s of late Derek John Russell and of Jennifer Russell; m 1985, Aileen Ann Dunn; two s three d

cricketer; international artist


Uplands Co. Primary Sch.; Archway Comprehensive Sch.


Played for Glos CCC, 1981–2004; internat. début, England v Pakistan, 1987; played 54 Test Matches and 40 One-day Internationals; world record (11) for dismissals in a Test Match, England v SA, Johannesburg, 1995; record for dismissals (27) in a Test series for England, England v SA, 1995–96; retd from internat. cricket, 1998. Opened Jack Russell Gall., Chipping Sodbury, 1992; paintings sold and displayed in museums and collections worldwide; commissions include: We Will Remember Them, for RRF, in Tower of London; The Ten Field Marshals of the British Army, for Army Benevolent Fund, in Nat. Army Museum; Cricket World Cup Final, 1999, Australia v Pakistan, for NatWest Bank; Ashes Series 2005; Legal London series; portraits include: Duke of Edinburgh; Duke of Kent; Eric Clapton; Sir Norman Wisdom


A Cricketer’s Art: sketches by Jack Russell, 1988; (illustr.) Sketches of a Season, 1989; Jack Russell’s Sketch Book, 1996; Jack Russell: unleashed (autobiog.), 1997; The Art of Jack Russell: a collection of paintings, 1999; New Horizons: a collection of paintings, 2006; Eighteen Counties: a collection of cricket paintings and sketches, 2013


Jack Russell Gallery, 41 High Street, Chipping Sodbury, S Glos BS37 6BA

(01454) 329583

(01454) 329683, Russell Gallery