Nelson had a career as a prolific artist and influential art educator that spanned more than half the twentieth century, from the thirties to the nineties, and forged close links with the leading artists and movements of that time in American art history. Although he spent most of his life in Philadelphia, his roots were in New York. His works were exhibited in the forties and fifties at the Betty Parsons and Peridot Galleries, and at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA