George Nick



The varied subjects in George Nick's paintings - ranging from vintage automobiles to Back Bay street scenes, from Venetian waterways to Maine landscapes - reflect his appetite for experimentation. "I'm always reaching out for left-field ideas and approaches, trying to understand what I can do and what I can't do," says Nick. This freshness is reflected in Nick's paint handling, which, always lively and luscious, veers from crisply detailed strokes to broad swaths of color, sometimes within the same piece. Blurring the line between realism and expressionism, Nick has described his painting style as intuitive and inventive. What we see between the frames is not a moment frozen in time, but a collection of moments that unify in our mind’s eye. Nicks paintings are complicated, he is constantly running in circles, following ideas that lead to moments of clarification which, in turn, give birth to a new set of problems and intangible thoughts waiting to be chased down and painted.
Nick's work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., among many others.


Public and Corporate Collections

Ackland Museum of Art, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill NC

American Telephone and Telegraph New York NY

The Art Complex Museum Duxbury MA

Boston Public Library Boston MA

Charles Hotel Cambridge MA

Chemical Bank New York NY

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Kansas City MO

Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington DC

Currier Gallery of Art Manchester NH

Danforth Associates Boston MA

Danforth Art Framingham MA

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln MA

Federal Reserve Bank Boston MA

Fidelity Investments Boston MA

Folks Museum Essen Germany

General Investment and Development Company Boston MA

Grinnell College Grinnell IA

Hancock Insurance Boston MA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington DC

Illinois Bell Chicago IL

Jacobs, Visconsi, and Jacobs Cleveland OH

Joslyn Museum Omaha NB

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York NY

Mint Museum Charlotte NC

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

National Museum of Johannesburg South Africa


Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation Toledo OH

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum Miami FL

Princeton University Art Museum Princeton NJ

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University Waltham MA

Seaworthy Holding Limited Boston MA

Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Towbridge Washington DC

Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington DC

The Springfield Art Museum Springfield MO

Standish, Ayer and Wood Boston MA

Sullivan and Cromwell Washington DC

U.S. Coast Guard Boston MA

U.S. Tobacco Greenwich CT

W.C. Bradley Company Columbus GA


Weatherspoon Art Gallery Greensboro NC

Wellington Management Company Boston MA



Yale University New Haven CT 1960-63


Art Students League New York NY 1957-58

Brooklyn Museum of Art School Brooklyn NY 1951-52

Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland OH 1948-51






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