George Laurence Nelson, N.A. (1887 - 1978)

Farm at Dusk
oil on board, 4" x 6", signed lower right
G.L. Nelson was born in New Rochelle, NY. He studied at the Art Students League, the National Academy, and in Paris at the Academie Julian. He was elected into the National Academy in 1929 and made a full Academician in 1942. Laurence settled in Kent, Connecticut and served as president of the Kent Art Association for many years. He exhibited widely winning numerous awards including at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Corcoran. G.L. Nelson bequeathed his Kent home, studio, and contents to the Kent Historical Society, now open to visitors.