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LaVerne Nelson Black

Also Known as: Laverne Nelson Black

Viola, Wisconsin 1887

Chicago, Illinois 1939

Active in:

  • Taos, New Mexico


In the 1920s LaVerne Nelson Black lived briefly in Taos, where he studied and sketched the traditions of nomadic Indian tribes such as the Navajo and Apache. In the 1930s he moved to Phoenix, working as an illustrator and commercial artist.

Andrew L. Connors The Arvin Gottlieb Collection of the National Museum of American Art (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1993)