Nebraska Authors

Jon Nelson

Born 1936 Omaha, NE (USA)

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Art Historian


University of Nebraska - Omaha, 1955-59
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1959, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Minnesota Museology Program, 1964


Assistant to the Director, Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Curator of the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Professor of Art History

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Center for the Great Plains Studies (Curator of the Art Collection);


National Endowment for the Arts, Travel/Study Grant for Museum Professionals, 1973
Who's Who in American Art, 1980


Assistant to Norman Geske, Director of Art, Sheldon Art Gallery


Exhibition Catalogues:
American Colonial Furniture, Wichita Art Museum. 1965.
Weiner Sculpture Collection, Wichita Art Museum. 1966.
Art of Printmaking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1966.
Etchings of J. Alden Weir, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1967.
Nineteenth Century American Landscapes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1968.
Thomas Coleman, Printmaker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1972.
Harmsen Collection of Western Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1974.
American Metal Work, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1976.
Georgia O'Keeffe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1981.
Sigmund Abeles: The First Twenty Years, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1981.

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