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John Lorence papers relating to Carl Nelson, 1930-1992

Creator:
Lorence, John
Subject:
Goodale, Robin
Kienbusch, William Austin
Nelson, Carl Gustaf
Pierce, Richard A. (Richard Austin),
Solon, Harry
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft.
1 rolled doc.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters, photographs, slides, printed material, and sound recordings. Included are letters to Lorence and his wife from Carl Nelson, 1964-1986; photographs and slides of Nelson, Lorence and others, Nelson's house in Maine, exhibitions and work by him; clippings; photographs of work by Harry Solon inscribed with Christmas wishes to Nelson; list of locations of Nelson's religious paintings given to Maine churches; a sound recording by Lorence, after a trip to Russia, of his conversation with Nelson and Egyptologist Richard Pierce about Russian artists and museums.
Other recordings include a conversation between Lorence and Nelson, 1980, an interview by art historian Robin Goodale with Nelson, Lorence, and William Kienbusch for a PBS radio station, and a memorial service for Nelson.
Citation:
John Lorence papers relating to Carl Nelson, 1930-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; Edgecomb, Maine. Student 1951-1953 and close friend of painter, graphic artist and teacher Carl Nelson. Nelson was born in Sweden; studied at the Art Students League, N.Y., with Kimon Nicolaides. In 1964, Lorence bought a house near Nelson's in Maine. Nelson died Aug. 6, 1988 in Elmhurst, Ill.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1993 by John Lorence. Letters from Nelson to Lorence, 1985-1986 are difficult to read due to Nelson's severe glaucoma; he later became blind.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art teachers
Graphic artists
Interviews
Painters
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11013
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215022
AAA_collcode_lorejohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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