Gladys Nilsson

Name
Gladys Nilsson
born Chicago, IL 1940
Active in
  • Wilmette, Illinois
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Artist Biography

Gladys Nilsson attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1950s, where she met the artists who would begin exhibiting in 1965 as a group named the Hairy Who. She married one of these artists, Jim Nutt, in 1961. As one of the prominent Chicago Imagists, Nilsson is primarily a watercolorist who paints colorfully patterned scenes dominated by odd, often comical, figures. Her first solo exhibition took place at the Portland Visual Arts Center in Oregon. She lives in Chicago.

National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)

Works by This Artist

1978
watercolor and pencil on paper
1991
watercolor on paper
1993
watercolor, gouache and collage on paper