Osie Marie K. Abbott

1863, Papillion Creek, Nebraska – 1946, San Gabriel, California A Nebraskan from territorial days to the early 1920s, Osie Abbott was an innovative, self-supporting woman known for her pottery and teaching abilities. In the 1932 book, Nebraska Art and Artists by Clarissa Bucklin, Osie was described as a “pioneer potter and teacher of art pottery”…unique Read More

Mary Beth Abbott

1887, Lincoln, Nebraska – 1981, Pomona, California A Nebraska-born painter and teacher, Mary Beth Abbott lived her early life in Lincoln with parents Nettie (Walker) Abbott and William Taylor Abbott. As an adult, she, like many aspiring artists raised in Nebraska, settled in California. They went to the Golden State for a variety of reasons Read More

Grant Reynard’s Winter Scenes

Grant Reynard’s Winter Scenes

November 24, 2015 – February 14, 2016 — In 1941 the American Artists Group in New York published Grant Reynard’s book, Rattling Home for Christmas. This limited edition publication, written and illustrated by Reynard, chronicled the journey of a young man on his way home for Christmas. The Museum of Nebraska Art is fortunate to Read More