Jim nelson

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson was born in 1943.   When he was fourteen he visited New York City and saw the old master paintings.   At that time, he decided to be a painter.   He attended The Art Students League where he had a Ford Foundation Grant and was employed by Raymond Lower to paint murals.   He had a studio in New York on 5th Avenue when he was drafted into the Infantry in 1967.   He served with the 25th Division in 1967-1968 in Vietnam, eventually becoming a Draftsman-Combat Artist with the 18th Military Historical Detachment.   Since that time, he has painted many works: portraits, historical, murals, and biographical.   He is represented in many private collections and some museums in the US and Canada.   He is a defender of the American tradition of realism in painting.

Jim Nelson Paintings
  1. Tunnel Rat
  2. The Battle of Good Friday
  3. Chaplain Tobin Giving Communion, 1967
  4. Squad Leader Ralph “John Johnson”
  5. USMC Sniper Hathcock in North Vietnam
  6. Waiting for Darkness
  7. Disappearing Trail
  8. Sergeant Sam Kay
  9. When Mech Meets Straight Leg
  10. Dear John Letter
  11. Jim Nelson