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Carl Nelson papers, 1923-1989

Nelson, Carl Gustaf, 1898-1988

Art teacher, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1.7 Linear feet

Summary: Letters received, 1928-1984; visitors' registers, 1975, 1982; price list for 1975 retrospective; 27 pages of pen and ink sketches and 8 loose sketches; 3 sketchbooks; Christmas cards by Nelson; photographs of Nelson, his home, his studio and his work; 2 scrapbooks of exhibition notices; notes and writings; miscellaneous certificates; exhibition catalogs; announcements; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, instructor; Boston, Mass., Cranberry Isles, Me. Born in Horby, Skane, Sweden, Jan. 5, 1898; he died Aug. 6, 1988 in Elmhurst, Ill.


Donated 1989 and 1993 by Elaine Madsen, niece of Carl Nelson. Additional papers are expected.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Carl Nelson papers, 1923-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.