George Washington Nicholson (New Jersey, Pennsylvania 1832 - 1912) Oil on board painting of a group of figures near a wooded path. Signed lower left. Sight Size: 10 x 13.5 in. Overall Size: 15 x 18.5 in. G.W. Nicholson, landscape and genre painter was born in Salem County, New Jersey in 1832. His career was spent chiefly in Philadelphia. There he was made an Associate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a tribute to his skill and devotion to his art. In 1867, he exhibited his work from England at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Nicholson's work is in many permanent collections, including the Deshong Museum in Chester, PA. At least 35 paintings are listed in the inventory of American Paintings prior to 1914 (National collection of Fine Arts) kept by the Smithsonian Institution. The artist was also an associate member of Northwest Gallery of American Art.