(American, b. 1947)


Oil on Board

11 x 14 Inches

Signed Lower Left "Craig"


After graduating from Art Center College of Design with distinction, Craig Nelson worked in Los Angeles for recording companies and motion picture studios, creating portraits and other subjects. His numerous movie posters include "The Cowboys", "Slapshot", and "Homeward Bound" among many others. His original album cover credits include, "Sammy Davis Jr. Live", "Rick Nelson, Country" and "Natalie Cole, Thankful".


Collectors of his work include, James Garner, Neil Simon, Toyota Corporation, UCLA Law School, the U.S. Air Force among others. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards.

In 1974, the artist began teaching at Art Center College of Design and, for the past 23 years, has taught

at San Francisco's Academy of Art University where he is Director of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting.

Craig Nelson is a signature member of the California Art Club, a member of the Portrait Society of America and the author of "60 Minutes to Better Painting" and "The Drawing Bible" published by North Light Press.







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