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Portrait of Nels J. Lee

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Portrait of Nels J. Lee

Artist: Grant Wood (American, 1891 - 1942)
Date: c. 1920
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 x 12 1/4 in. (40.6 x 31.1 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Ted Lee, 1992.1
Accession number: 1992.1
Classification: painting
Label TextAt the time of this portrait Nels Joseph Lee was a physical education instructor at McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids. (Wood also taught in the Cedar Rapids schools from 1919 to 1925 and it was during this time that he met Mr. Lee) Source: News, July/August 1991
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