Velma Olga (Novotny) Armstrong
(1913 - 2011)
Velma Olga (Novotny) Armstrong was active/lived in Nebraska, Colorado. Velma Armstrong is known for regional frontier scene, history and portrait painting.
Biography Velma Olga (Novotny) Armstrong
Velma Olga Novotny Armstrong
1913 Diller, Nebraska---2011 Fort Collins, Colorado
Painter of Nebraska frontier scenes featured at the Homestead National Monument west of Beatrice, Nebraska, Velma Armstrong lived much of her long life in that region. Her paintings, according to the Omaha World-Herald, are “of special interest” and “depict the life of pioneer Nebraska homesteaders. All done in oil, they include portraits, pastoral scenes and homestead interior scenes.” (May 5, 1963) The Monument, dedicated June 10, 1962 and administered by the National Park Service, is a major tourist attraction in Nebraska and includes some of the first acres claimed under the Homestead Act. Velma Armstrong’s depictions are unique and especia
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