(1898 - 1988)
Carl Gustaf Simon Nelson was active/lived in Massachusetts, Maine / Sweden. Carl Nelson is known for landscape, botanics, houses, figure and genre painting, teaching.
Biography Carl Nelson
Carl Gustaf Simon Nelson (1898 - 1988)
A painter, graphic artist and teacher whose paintingfocus was color and content landscapes, Nelson at age five immigrated with his family to Sioux City, Iowa from Sweden in 1903. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts* from 1920 to 1921, then at the Art Students League* in New York from 1923 to 1927 with Kimon Nicolaides and Kenneth Hayes Miller. He taught at the American Peoples School of New York, an adult education project; at the Cambridge School of Design from 1948 to 1952; and finally at the Boston YMCA until 1968.
His work was exhibited at the Carnegie International*, the Whitney Museum Biennials, and the Art Institute of Chicago*, Macbeth Gal
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