Charles Wesley Nicholson
(1886 - 1965)
Charles Wesley Nicholson was active/lived in California, Indiana. Charles Nicholson is known for landscape-coastal-desert, seascape.
Biography Charles Wesley Nicholson
Nicholson, known for his landscape, seascapes, and occasional rare mission paintings, was born near French Lick, Indiana on June 25, 1886. He had a teacher's certificate from the state of Indiana and taught in a log cabin for over three years.
In 1908 he moved to Chicago and worked for Marshall Fields while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. After completing his art training in Chicago he traveled with vaudeville shows, painting and designing sets. He served in the army in WWI, then eventually moved to Los Angeles where the movie business provided him employment.
After settling into a studio, he worked as a freelance artist for several movie studios and sold his paintings on the side. With the onset of t
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