Roy C. Nuse

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A distinguished painter and teacher, Roy C. Nuse was born in Springfield, Ohio. Nuse took classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck and later transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), where he studied with Daniel Garber.  PAFA awarded the artist Cresson Traveling Scholarships both in 1917 and 1918, and later worked at the school  from 1925 through 1954. He was awarded a gold medal from the Pennsylvania Academy in 1940. Nuse was also an instructor  at Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and Oberlin College. His work can be found in the collections of PAFA, Swarthmore College, Moravian College, and Thomas Jefferson University. In 2002, the James A. Michener Art Museum held a retrospective exhibition of his work. His son, Oliver Nuse, also became an established painter. His work is included in the collection of Woodmere as well.

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