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 William Nelson  (1942 - )

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Lived/Active: Illinois      Known for: landscape, historical and street scene

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
William Nelson is the first artist to have a private show in the Senate Caucus Room, Washington, DC.  He was also the recording artist of the Oglala Sioux Sundance Ceremony at Pine Ridge, South Dakota.  His work was commissioned by Dr. James Gillihan, Director of Cultural Preservation, and he was commissioned to paint A Bicentennial History of the United States 1976 by Bicentennial Administration, President John Warner.

Nelson was appointed by the U.S. Olympic Committee to complete a series of paintings depicting the Innsbruck and Montreal Games in 1976  (first offical artists of the U.S. Olympics)  
Education and art training  - Studies began at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago at age twelve and continued until awarded a full scholarship to the same school

2004 Municipal Art League of Chicago                                   
1987 Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA              
1984 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 Union League Club, Chicago, IL                                   
1981 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1979 Sante Fe Festival of Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1975 Peterson Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA             
1992 Oil Painters of America Exhibitions, Chicago, IL             
1974 Senate Caucus Room, Russel Senate
Office Building, Washington, DC


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