Sally Haley (1908-2007)


Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1908, and raised in a family of artists, Sally Haley graduated from Yale University in 1931. She came to Portland and settled here in 1947 with her husband, artist Michele Russo. Through the years she had many one-person shows in the Northwest and was included in major museum exhibitions nationally, including shows at the Hubbard Museum in New Mexico and the Seattle Art Museum in Washington. She has been honored twice with retrospectives, one at the Portland Art Museum in 1975, which holds her work in their collection, and another at Marylhurst College in 1993. Haley received the prestigious Oregon Governor's Award for the Arts, in 1989. Her work is also part of many public and private collections, including the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; the American Telephone and Telegraph Company of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, California; and Kaiser Foundation and Portland Civic Auditorium in Oregon.