William Nelson, American (1942 - )

William Nelson

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942.

Studies began at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago at age twelve
and continued until awarded a full scholarship to the same school.

Created series of paintings and limited edition Designer of commemorative plate for Limoges,
lithographs for Timely Elegance Gallery and
Runon Corporation in Nagoya and Osaka, Japan

Commissioned by Ray Kroch to paint portrait of Lou Brock, baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals; presented painting during ceremony at game in San Diego stadium.

Appointed by the U.S. Olympic Committee to complete a series of paintings depicting the Innsbruck and Montreal Games in 1976 (first offical artists of the U.S. Olympics).


2013 Art Post Gallery, Northbrook IL
2010 Kamp Galleries, Chicago, Winnetka, IL
2007 University Club, Chicago, IL
2006 Art Post Gallery, Glenview, IL
2004 Municipal Art League of Chicago
2000-2001 Gallery Art 3, Osaka, Japan
1998 Gallery Venus, Nagoya, Japan
1998 Intermode Station, Osaka, Japan
1997 Gallery Fleg International, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Timely Elegance Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1995 Union League Club, Chicago, IL
1994 William DeLind Galleries, Milwaukee, WI
1993 William DeLind Galleries, Milwaukee, WI Senate
1992 Oil Painters of America Exhibitions, Chicago, IL Office Building, Washington, DC
1991 Prince Galleries, Chicago, IL
1990 Prince Galleries, Chicago, IL
1989 Galerie Park Palace, Monaco
1988 Janice Hunt Galleries, Chicago, IL
1987 Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
1986 Green Street Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Mussavi Gallery, New York, NY
1984 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1981 Ta Nisia Galleries, New York, NY
1981 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1979 Sante Fe Festival of Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1975 Peterson Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA
1974 Senate Caucus Room, Russel
1973 Vincent Price Gallery, Chicago, IL


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