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New York Skyline from Central Park

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes Signed lower right
Origin United States, New York
Period 1920-1949
Materials Oil on Canvas
Dimensions
W. 30 in; H. 24 in;
W. 76.2 cm; H. 60.96 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date circa 1920
Description 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.

He earned a silver medal for his work at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco during 1915. After serving in the World War I, Nelson moved back to New York where he did some commissioned mural work. Little is known about his further involvement in art during the last twenty-five years of his life. He died in September 1971.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Styles / Movements California School, Impressionism
Incollect Reference Number 396660
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