Craig Nelson is active/lives in California. Craig Nelson is known for landscape, figure, portrait and genre painting.
Biography Craig Nelson
Illustrator, teacher and painter Craig Nelson lives in Sonoma County, California.
Encouraged by his parents and Aunt Lois who supplied him with boxes of paper every Christmas, Nelson developed his talents by drawing monsters in cars with big gear shifts and eventually pastel graduation portraits for $15 a piece.
When he was 19 Nelson enrolled in the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California. After graduation he began illustrating album covers for Sammy Davis Jr, Rick Nelson, Neil Diamond, Natalie Cole and Loretta Lynn. He also did numerous movie posters including "The Cowboys", "Slap Shot" and "Homeward Bound" as well as movie star portraits.
In 1974 he returned to the Art Center of Design as a painting teac
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