Gertrude Nason (1890-1969)
Gertrude Nason was born in Everett, Massachusetts in 1890. She grew up in an artistic environment. Her brother, Thomas Nason, was well known for his engraved scenes of New England. Thomas Nason’s work is also available through Nicki Solomon Fine Art, upon request.
Gertrude attended art college and was instructed by artists Vesper George, Joseph Decamp, and Edmund Tarbell. She had her own studio in Boston and was Supervisor of Art for a Boston school district.
Gertrude married artist William Donahue and they lived in their studio in Greenwich Village, New York City, and spent their summers creating art in their small, circa 1776 house in Lyme, Connecticut. A nearby farm, Tiffany Farm, which still exists today, inspired her painting “New England Farm”.
Gertrude was a member of the National Association of Women Artists and her work was exhibited in the New York and New England areas, especially in the artists’ colony exhibits in Old Lyme Connecticut. She won a number of prizes and awards for her work.
Gertrude’s style is hard to define, but her talent, vision, and dedication to her art are reflected in these pieces. Her art has a timeless appeal and beauty that is still fresh today. This small sampling of her work includes oils, pastels, drawings, and linoleum block prints.