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Bruce Nelson


Bruce Nelson was born in Santa Clara, California in 1888 and spent most of his life in California. In 1905 he attended Stanford University as an engineering student, later changing his major to architecture. When he graduated from college he worked as an architect in San Francisco.

Nelson then traveled to New York to study at the Art Students' League in New York City, spending his summers painting with Tonalist Birge Harrison. It wasn't until 1912 that he returned to San Francisco where he had a solo exhibition at the Helgesen Galleries in 1914. He set up a studio in Pacific Grove, California, where he painted coastal landscapes and seascapes.

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About  Bruce Nelson

Born:  1888 - San Jose, California
Died:   1971 - New York, New York
Known for:  landscape, coastal views