Mary Ross Strudwick (born 1951; died November 20, 2008) was a painter, sculptor, and installation artist, best known for her elaborate altar pieces. She was known to her friends by her middle name, Ross. As a teenager, she studied art in Italy. She is said to have been one of the first artists in Birmingham to take installation art seriously. In the 1970's, she had an art studio above the L & N Cafe downtown. At the time of her death, Strudwick was married to Jimmy Griffin, a longtime employee at Charlemagne Records. She had one daughter with her first husband, John Kellermann, and two grandchildren.
Strudwick's memorial service, held at Bare Hands Gallery, drew over 200 well-wishers, including many long-time residents of Southside. Eulogies were delivered by Johnny Coley, her daughter Sonia Kellermann Warfel, her sister JoAnne, Jonah Schaeffer, and Tommy Carr.
- "Mary Ross Strudwick" obituary (November 24, 2008) Birmingham News
 External links
- Ross Strudwick Fan Club on facebook.com