Dorothy Nelson, of Petersham, Massachusetts

  • Martha B. Willson Day, Dorothy Nelson, of Petersham, Massachusetts, ca. 1935, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters, 1965.30.18

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Dorothy Nelson (1912-1958) was the tenth of twelve children born to Norwegian parents. She grew up in Petersham, Massachusetts, where Martha Buttrick Willson Day owned a summer home. Dorothy married George Vaidulas (1911-1994), also from Massachusetts, and the couple had two daughters. She died in 1958 after a battle with leukemia.

Title
Dorothy Nelson, of Petersham, Massachusetts
Artist
Date
ca. 1935
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (5.4 x 4.1 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the American Society of Miniature Painters

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Nelson, Dorothy – bust
  • History – United States – Massachusetts
Object Number
1965.30.18
Palette
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