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Nelson Stevens

 (born 1938)
Nelson L. Stevens is active/lives in Massachusetts, Ohio.  Nelson Stevens is known for portrait painting, graphic arts, teaching.

Biography   Nelson Stevens


Nelson Stevens, a native of Brooklyn, is an educator and painter, whose signature work is complicated figurative paintings and drawings and subject matter focused on his African-American culture, especially his interest in Jazz. From 1962 to 1966, he was an art instructor in the Cleveland Public Schools, and during that time regularly went to the Jazz Temple where he heard famous musicians such as John Coltrane. He has friendships with musicians Max Roach and Archie Shepp and has created album covers for both of them, who were colleagues with Stevens at the University of Massachusetts where Stevens became an Associate Professor of Art beginning 1972. 

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"Home to the Great Max Roach" 1979, mixed media on board, 30" x 40"
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