Lawrence Nelson Wilbur (1897-1988)

 

Lawrence Nelson Wilbur (1897-1988)
American golden-age illustrator, landscape, genre painter and etcher ;
Lawrence Wilbur ; L. N. Wilbur ; L.N. Wilbur ; Lawrence N. Wilbur ; L. Nelson Wilbur ;
Often confused with New Jersey illustrator Lawrence Lazear Wilbur (1893-1976) ;
[Born December 21, 1897 in Whitman, Plymouth, MA – died October 20, 1988 in New York, NY]

 

FAD record control number: 65444

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist

 

Lawrence Nelson Wilbur (1897-1988) biography:

Birth: December 21, 1897 in Whitman, Plymouth, MA ;
Death: October 20, 1988 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac:
 Sagittarius ;

Known for: Landscape painting ; genre painting ;
Medium: Oil ; ink & paper ; metal plates ; wood ; linoleum blocks ; pencil & paper ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ; etching ; photo-engraving ; wood engravings ; woodcuts ; linoleum block prints ;  lithographs ; drawing ;
Subjects: Landscapes ; genre ; old west ;

Areas: Whitman, Plymouth, MA (1897) ; East Boston, MA (1897) ; Los Angeles, CA (1921-1925, 1935) ; Stonington, ME ; New York, NY (1925-1988) ; Tepoztlán, México (1944-1946) ; Mercado Juárez, México (1944-1946) ; Whippany, NJ ; Santa Fe, NM (ca.1937) ; Rockport, MD ; Gloucester, MD (1951) ;
Region: North East ; West Coast ; South America ;
Lived: East Boston, MA (1897) ; Los Angeles, CA (1921-1925) ; México (1944-1946) ; 125 West 96th Street, New York, NY (1925-1988) ;
Father: Ernest Nelson Wilbur (?-1913) ;
Mother: Lucy Anna (Reed) Wilbur ;
Relatives: Two brothers and one sister ;
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Training: Boston Normal Art School [now Massachusetts School of Art], Boston, MA, night classes ;  Grand Central Art School, New York, NY (1925) under Harvey Thomas Dunn (1884-1952), N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) and Pruett Alexander Carter (1891-1955) ;
Instructors: Harvey Thomas Dunn (1884-1952) ; N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) ; Pruett Alexander Carter (1891-1955) ;
Work: New York engraving shops, photo-engraving finisher ; Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, engraving department (1921) ;

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Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1940-1960) ; Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, NJ ; Society of America Graphic Artists, New York, NY ;
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Awards: Audubon Society of New York, New York, NY, medal of honor (1957) ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.65444

Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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Record birth date:
October 20, 2018

Last updated: June 22, 2020 at 18:40 pm

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