Thomas W. Nason

1889–1971

Thomas W. Nason studied at Tufts College but is generally considered a self-taught artist. His technical ability to capture mood and depth in his prints clearly demonstrates his mastery of the relief print technique. Nason was a member of the National Academy of Design in New York City; the National Institute of Arts and Letters in New York City; the Society of American Etchers; the Salmagundi Club in New York City; the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; the Chicago Society of Etcher; the Lyme Art Association in Lyme, CT; the Philadelphia Society of Etchers; and Associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1936. Nason’s exhibits and awards include a prize for best print at the Philadelphia Print Club in 1929 and 1930; a prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930; a prize at the Library of Congress in 1943 and 1945; a prize at the Society of American Etchers in 1935, 1938, and 1945; the City of Warsaw in Poland; a prize at the Woodcut Society of Kansas City in 1937; the Albany Printmakers Club in 1936; the Northwest Printmakers in 1933 and a prize in 1932.