"Russell Crotty (born 1956, San Rafael) is a Northern California based artist whose work has been shown internationally and across the United States. His work incorporates astrological, nautical, and surfing themes. Crotty works with large globe structures, as well as drawings and books.
Russell's parents inspired and nurtured his art making. His mother Jean Crotty Guthrie was a talented art jeweler and his father, Harry Crotty was an accomplished mid-century sculptor. Jean and Harry were involved in the creation of the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, CA in the 1960's.
Russell's work is part of multiple public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Pompidou (Paris), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, New York Public Library, and more. He participated in "A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water: The 5th Gwangju Biennale" in 2004."