Robert A. Nelson’s exhibit “Little People” opens Thursday October 4th and runs through Friday November 30th.
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Robert A. Nelson
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Flash Gordon, American history, Buck Rogers, and the Wizard of Oz. His drawings are just a little bit bizarre, and he likes it like that.
As a highly respected contemporary painter, sculptor, printmaker and collage artist, Robert A. Nelson, 87, has created works of art included in the permanent collections of many major museums, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and Boston’s DeCordova Museum.
His illustration-style drawings, both strangely comical and compellingly uncomfortable, are fantastical but extremely technical portrayals. As a resident artist Robert’s work can also be found throughout the year. Robert is a retired art professor from Millersville University where he spent 16 years teaching, and where he was granted the rank of Professor Emeritus. “I’ve had the pleasure of instructing incredibly fine students who have gone on to wonderful things.” Dr. Nelson and his wife, Louise, now reside on a 65-acre Oregon farm. Surrounded by beautiful northwestern farmland and their beloved horses and dogs, their hearts still beat for Lancaster County. As his wife expressed:“Oh, Lancaster is home for us.”
“Drawing is the First Art—Everything else springs from that.”-Robert A. Nelson
“You hope that the images you put together will be so interesting that the viewer will lean into the drawing and say, ‘Come here and look at this.’”