Joseph Nash artist collection and biography

Inclusive Dates: 
1930s–1951 (bulk 1940s)
Survey Repository: 
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

6.0 linear feet of material consisting of two oil portraits by Joseph Nash, reproductions of some of his other works, and a file of forms, correspondence, copies of articles, items written after his death in 1951, and other materials documenting Nash’s life and career. Nash's faculty file (Vault) is available in part, after screening for confidential information by the Archivist.

Biographical Historical Note

Joseph Nash was a Chicago area artist and art teacher. Nash studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and served as Lake Forest College's art professor and art department head between 1944 and 1951.