Born in Denmark in 1855. By the 1890s Nielsen had settled in San Francisco into a studio at 645 Washington Street. He studied locally at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute and became a successful producer of portrait busts. He later worked as a longshoreman until shortly before his death in Oakland, CA on April 10, 1932. Exh: SFAA, 1896-1914; Mechanics' Inst. Fair (SF), 1899 (busts of Amédée Joullin and Admiral Dewey); Calif. State Fair, 1899; PPIE, 1915.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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