Ida Nash Gordon painted impressionist landscapes, portraits and still lives and oil was her principle medium. Many of her landscapes reflect scenes from Brown County, Indiana where she was a resident.
She was born in Windfall, Indiana in 1903. She studied at Indiana University and the Paris American Arts Academy. Her teachers included Marie Goth, George Jo Mess, Stanley Turnball, Marilyn Bendell, Homer Davisson, Leonard Richmond in England and Legare in Paris, France. She exhibited at the Brown County Art Gallery where she did a solo exhibition, the Indiana State Fair, Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Gallery of Art in New York, the Sherman Hotel Gallery in Chicago, the Northern Indiana Artists Salon and regularly at the Hoosier Salon during the period 1953-1977. She won prizes at the Hoosier Salon in 1966 for best still life in oil titled Two Apples on a Platter and in 1969 for flowers in oil titled Potted Plants. In 1963 she received a prize for her work from the Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis, and he work was recognized by the Paris Award presented by the Raymond Duncan Academy of Paris, France.
Gordon died in New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1983.
Judith Vale Newton and Carol Weiss: A Grand Tradition: The Art and Artists of the Hoosier Salon, 1925-1990. Published by the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, Indianapolis, IN 1993
Information courtesy of Kent Van Tyle