Fredrick Nelson Vance

Birth: 1880, Crawfordsville, IN
Death: 9-21-1926
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Associations: League of American Artists in London, Indiana Artist Club, Allied Artists of America in Paris and the Alliance Francaise in Indianapolis. Charter member of the Brown the Brown County Art Gallery Association.



Son of George Vance, a mural decorator.
Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Julian Colorossi and Vitti Academies in Paris, Smith Academy in Chicago.
At the opening of the Brown County Art Gallery in October 1926, the first painting sold was a landscape titled “Hill Cottage” by Fredrick Nelson Vance.
Unfortunately, he had died a few weeks earlier, his Mother setup the Fredrick Nelson Vance memorial prize to be awarded annually.
Served in France and Italy during World War I.
In 1912 was in charge of the art school in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Built his home in Brown County in 1925 with a 22 X 30 studio.


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