Resting, Kent Falls
oil on board, 9" x 7", signed lower right
New York and Connecticut artist and member of the National Academy. Nelson was born in New Rochelle and studied at the Art Students League, the National Academy, and in Paris at the Academie Julien. He was an instructor at the National Academy from 1910 to 1941. Nelson settled in Kent, Connecticut and served as president of the Kent Art Association for many years. His wife Jane and her gardens at Kent were often the subject of his works. His home and contents were bequeathed to the Kent Historical Society and is now operated as a house museum. Nelson exhibited widely, winning numerous awards and medals, including at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Corcoran.
George Laurence Nelson, N.A. (1887 - 1978)
David & Donna Kmetz, American Paintings