Works by GLN and his mother featured
A rare exhibit of paintings by George Laurence Nelson alongside the artwork of his mother, Alice Kerr-Nelson Hirschberg, will be featured at the Kent Memorial Library through Aug. 30. The artwork is on loan from the Kent Historical Society.
C.Y. Turner and William Merritt Chase considered her to be “America’s greatest woman artist.”
George Laurence Nelson, one of the founders of the Litchfield Hills Art Colony and the Kent Art Association, bought a home in Kent in 1919, and moved out from New York City in the 1930s to live full time at “Seven Hearths” until his death 1978. Nelson was known for painting portraits, especially those of society notables in New York City.
The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 N. Main St., Kent. For more information, see www.kentmemoriallibrary.org.