John Lorence papers relating to Carl Nelson

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lorejohn
Creators:
Lorence, John
Dates:
1930-1992
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
1 Item
1 rolled doc.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, photographs, slides, printed material, and sound recordings. Included are letters to Lorence and his wife from Carl Nelson, 1964-1986; photographs and slides of Nelson, Lorence and others, Nelson's house in Maine, exhibitions and work by him; clippings; photographs of work by Harry Solon inscribed with Christmas wishes to Nelson; list of locations of Nelson's religious paintings given to Maine churches; a sound recording by Lorence, after a trip to Russia, of his conversation with Nelson and Egyptologist Richard Pierce about Russian artists and museums.
Scope and Contents
Other recordings include a conversation between Lorence and Nelson, 1980, an interview by art historian Robin Goodale with Nelson, Lorence, and William Kienbusch for a PBS radio station, and a memorial service for Nelson.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Edgecomb, Maine. Student 1951-1953 and close friend of painter, graphic artist and teacher Carl Nelson. Nelson was born in Sweden; studied at the Art Students League, N.Y., with Kimon Nicolaides. In 1964, Lorence bought a house near Nelson's in Maine. Nelson died Aug. 6, 1988 in Elmhurst, Ill.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1992 and 1993 by John Lorence. Letters from Nelson to Lorence, 1985-1986 are difficult to read due to Nelson's severe glaucoma; he later became blind.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic artists -- Maine Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Maine Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solon, Harry, 1873-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodale, Robin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pierce, Richard A. (Richard Austin), 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nelson, Carl Gustaf, 1898-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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