FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
George Laurence NELSON
Title: "Three Friends"
Medium: Original Lithograph
Limited edition: 25
Sheet size: 20" x 16"
Image size: 16" x 12"
George Laurence Nelson (1887-1978) was an American painter and printmaker. Born in New Rochelle, New York, Nelson
eventually settled in Kent, Connecticut at the Seven Hearths, which is now a house museum operated by the Kent
Historical Society. Nelson had great affection for the 18th century house and created a number of artistic pieces capturing
its unique qualities.
Nelson grew up in an artistic family, allowing him plenty of support in his pursuits. The Kent Historical Society notes that
while in high school "in 1904 his crayon sketch of a cow won first prize, a pair of skates, still at Seven Hearths, in a contest
sponsored by Crayola Crayons. It would be the first in a legion of awards and prizes that he would gather during the long
As with so many artists during the early twentieth-century, Nelson traveled to Europe to broaden his studies. He took
lessons at Beaux-Arts and Academie Julian in Paris, France before returning to the U.S. in 1913, two years after he'd left
home. He married Helen Redgrave in 1916 and together they moved into Seven Hearths in 1919.