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Nina B. Mason Booth
Nina Bernice Mason Booth (American, 1884-1958) nationally recognized painter, illustrator & instructor primarily known for her portrait paintings, landscapes, seascapes, pastels and still life paintings. Nina was born on August 25, 1884 in Gilbert Mills, NY to farmer and artist father Frank Elliott Mason (American, 1859-1936) and mother Sarah Elizabeth (née Wilson, married 1881) Mason (1856-1937). She had two younger brothers, Roydon “Roy” Martell Mason (American, 1886-1972) and Max Wilson Mason (American, 1889-1958) both of whom also went on to become well known artists in their own right.

Nina initially studied with her artist father who was known for being a painter and art instructor, as well as a world-class gun engraver. He later owned a label & embossed seal manufacturing business [called F.E. Mason & Son] with his son Max in Batavia, NY. Roy later joined the firm in 1913. Nina, while maintaining her studio in her home at 5 Lewis Ave., Batavia, NY, helped design some of the early original commercial designs used for the embossed gold seals and labels which gave the company its start. Over the course of the company’s lifetime, they moved operations to a few Batavia locations starting in the rear of the Continental Hotel, at 22-24 Main Street, then expanding into 69 Main St. and later at their own plant at 50 Franklin Street in 1917. The family business grew to be one of the largest plants of its kind in the nation and employed over 60 skilled men and women. The children eventually inherited the business from their father.

With the exception of her father’s tutelage in the fundamentals of painting and an early mail correspondence course with a well known New York City painter, Nina had no formal art training, nor did her two artist brothers. For several years, she and Roy were commercial artists who maintained studios in Batavia, NY, in the New Williams Building on West Main & Walnut Streets, as well as an advertising studio in Philadelphia, PA where Roy worked with the Ketterlinus Lithographing Company. The two homes and studios of her two brothers were located on a scenic 35-acre tract of land just east of Batavia, NY on a knoll overlooking Woodchuck Hollow. Some of the foremost American artists of the time had been guests there, including; the famous landscape artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and painter, author and designer Frederic Whitaker, N.A. (1891-1980). The Mason family also maintained a vacation cottage at Sunnycrest near Shadigee, NY, on Lake Ontario.

Nina was an exhibiting member of the Rochester Art Club, the Genesee Group of Rochester, the Buffalo Society of Artists, The Rationalists. From the 1920’s through the early 1950’s, Nina’s portraits, figurative and still life paintings were regularly shown in venues such as the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, and the National Academy of Design, NYC. In 1950, at the age of 65, Nina along with her brother Roy and one of her pupils, Rose Pontillo DiCarlo, co-founded the Batavia Society of Artists. “Nina established the Society to promote enthusiasm for art in the community, and to encourage young artists. The first meeting was held at the booth’s 45 [sic] Ellicott Ave. address with thirty-five people in attendance. Among them were budding artists Virginia Mumford, Walter Garver, Jr., George Mahaney, Merrill Mabon and Lawrence Hopp. The society quickly grew from an initial membership to 110, with members coming from throughout Western New York, including Buffalo & Rochester.”[1]

In 1921, Nina married Herbert Tomlinson Booth (1868-1944) who was past vice president of the Bank of Batavia, NY and who also worked for the R.E. Chapin Manufacturing Works Inc., also in Batavia. They initially resided at 47 Ellicott Avenue in Batavia, NY and later moved next door to 45 Ellicott Avenue where Nina maintained her large sky-lighted second floor studio and where she often taught art classes. She was known to have completed portrait paintings in six 2-hour sittings. She once stated about her own and her brothers’ artwork, “Years of practice have given my brothers and me far more than speed. Today, every one of us is turning out more artistic and more original work than we were capable of before. Our work keeps us young. Through it our hands retain their skill and our minds are occupied by an interest so engrossing, that we lose count not only of hours, but of years.”[2] She went on to add, “We three are conservative painters. Art has been a lifelong bond among us. Crammed with constructive comment and criticism, the hours we spend together never are long enough.”[3] Along with her fine art painting commission work, Nina eventually developed a unique commercial specialty; she would often receive samples of carpet, wallpaper and various hangings from clients around the country so that she could utilize colors within each painting to compliment their individual interior décor.

Nina resided in Batavia, NY during her professional career and she died at her home at 45 Ellicott Avenue in Batavia, NY on Dec. 29, 1957 from complications due to diabetes, an ailment that plagued her family, including; Frank Mason’s wife, as well as Roy and Max’s son-in-law, John Bertrand. Nina left her gross estate worth $162,666 to nephews, nieces and a cousin as principal beneficiaries, and her paintings were willed to the Arcadia Foundation of Rochester, NY. Other works are represented in numerous public and private collections, as well as many museums, galleries, hospitals, clubs and businesses.


Chronology:

1884- Born, August 25, Gilbert Mills, NY, to artist father Frank Elliott Mason (American, 1859-1936) and mother Sarah (née Wilson) Mason (1856-1937).

1886- March 15, her brother Roydon “Roy” Martell Mason (1886-1972) was born, Gilbert Mills, NY.

1889- September 10, her brother Max Wilson Mason (1889-1958) was born Pennellville, NY.

1895- The Mason family moved to Batavia, NY, and resided on the east side of Porter Avenue.

1901- The Mason family moved from their Porter Avenue home due to the Genesee County Board of Supervisors purchase of two lots; one faced West St. and had a large frame boarding house and behind it was a house the Masons rented at 11 Porter Ave., where Roy and Nina had their art studio in an upstairs study.

Circa 1903- Nina and brother Roy both dropped out of high school to devote themselves full-time to art, and took a correspondence art course via mail with a well-known painter in New York City.

1904- December, Nina designed the Christmas issue two-color cover for Outdoor Life magazine.

1905- March 12, Nina taught art classes, Batavia, NY. September 9, Nina designed the cover for The Etude magazine.

1907- December 16, Frank E. Mason and son Max opened his new engraving, label & embossed seal manufacturing business named F.E. Mason & Son, with their first factory located in a small building at the rear of the Continental Hotel at 22-24 Main St., later expanding to 69 Main Street, Batavia, NY.

1908- April 25, Nina designed another cover for The Etude magazine. May, Nina designed another cover for The Etude magazine. September 16-19, exhibited, two person show, oil & watercolor paintings and pastel drawings by Nina and her brother Roy Mason, at their new studio on the 2nd floor of the New Williams Building on West Main & Walnut Streets, Batavia, NY. October 1, Nina and her brother Roy organized a class in practical commercial illustration which met twice a week at their studio on the 2nd floor of the New Williams Building, West Main & Walnut Streets, Batavia, NY.

1909- February 4, Nina and her brother Roy Mason moved from the Williams Building on West Main Street into their new studio on the third floor of the Brown Building at Main & Bank Streets, Batavia, NY. March 22-23, exhibited, two person show, “Students Work”, with Nina and her brother Roy Mason at their studio, Batavia, NY. June 12, Nina designed the cover for Harper’s magazine. August, exhibited, Elk’s Carnival, Batavia, NY. October 1-2, exhibited, two person show, paintings and drawings by Nina and her brother Roy Mason, at their new studio, Batavia, NY.

1911- March 14, Nina and Roy left Batavia for a time, to open a new advertising studio in Philadelphia, PA, where Roy worked in connection with the Ketterlinus Lithographing Company. December 9, designed 16 sheet posters for billboards, “Past & Present” for the Karo Syrup Company.

1917- Frank and his sons decided to build their own plant for the label & seal business at 50 Franklin Street, a two-story brick structure (built by prominent Batavia contactor John Lennon) which was the largest manufacturing business of its kind in the country at the time, Batavia, NY.

1921- May 2, Nina offered art classes at the YWCA, Batavia, NY. October 17, Nina married Herbert Tomlinson Booth (1868-1944) his second marriage after his first wife died in 1919, in a ceremony at St. James Episcopal Church chapel in Batavia, NY. They resided at 47 Ellicott Ave. in Batavia, and later moved next door to 45 Ellicott which had a large second floor studio with skylights.

1926- June 2, exhibited, group show, 13 artists including her father Frank, brother Roy and artist Robert North, Batavia High School, Batavia, NY.

1927- Exhibited, solo show, 3rd floor of the C.L. Carr Co. department store, 101-103 Main Street, Batavia, NY.

1928- January 28-February 18, exhibited, group show, “34th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. February, exhibited, group show, “34th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Nina’s portrait in pastels of “Scott Perky, Esquire” shown, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. September 29-October 5, exhibited, solo show, 3rd floor of the C.L. Carr Co. (for Christine Lucille Carr) department store, 101-103 Main Street, Batavia, NY.

Circa 1928-32- (Exact year unknown), March-April, exhibited, group show, Buffalo Society of Artists, for painting “A Sunny Kitchen”, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

1929- Nina’s husband Herbert succeeded Holden T. Miller as president of the R. E. Chapin Manufacturing Co., a big promotion after serving as office manager for 9 years, a role he maintained until his retirement in 1941. May, exhibited, group show, “47th Annual Exhibition of the Rochester Art Club”, painting “Geography”, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. September 29, Mrs. Burr N. Nicholls held a special luncheon in honor of artist Nina Mason Booth, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY.

1930- May, Exhibited, group show, Rochester Art Club, portrait of woman, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibited, group show, “Art Exhibition of the Rochester Exposition”, Rochester, NY.

1931- February 7-March 1, exhibited, group show, “37th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Nina’s portrait painting of “Mrs. Elizabeth Shapley”, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. April, exhibited, group juried show (2 Prizes: 2nd Prize [still lifes] and Honorable Mention [figures]), “18th Annual Exhibition of the Work of the Artists and Craftsmen of Rochester”, prizes include 2nd Prize for her still life painting “Flowers” and Honorable Mention for her figurative work titled “Homebody”, Main Floor Galleries, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. April 15, Nina gave a talk on portrait drawing at the Rainbow Club, Batavia, NY. November 16-29, solo show, Art Center, under the auspices of the Rochester Art Club, figurative, landscapes and still lifes in oil and pastel including “Rosina” (dark-haired lady in red dress) “Christina” (large pastel), a landscape titled “Elk Rapids River ”, as well as two floral still lifes “Magnolias” & “Peonies”, 38 S. Washington Ave., Rochester, NY. November-December, exhibited, group show, “Mary-Ellen” oil portrait painting shown featuring Miss Mary Ellen Page, daughter of Mrs. Roger R. Beardsley, National Academy of Design, NYC. November 15-December 14, exhibited, group show, “23rd Annual Thumb Box Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

1932- January, exhibited, solo show, Town Club, Buffalo, NY. April 9-May 2, exhibited, Rochester Art Club, memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. September 29, Nina was the guest of honor at a luncheon given by Mrs. Burr H. Nicholls on the recent installment of her portrait painting of Dr. F. Park Lewis (brother of Mrs. Nicholls) who was also in attendance along with other notable artists Mildred C. Green and Franc Root McCreery. The portrait was hung in the recently dedicated dormitory Park Lewis Hall in the Batavia School for the Blind “Artist critics who have viewed the portrait of the distinguished man who has been a leader in the world movement for the prevention of blindness, agree that the portrait is an excellent likeness as well as a work of art.”[4], Batavia, NY. April, exhibited, group juried show (Honorable Mention), 19th Annual Exhibition of the Work of the Artists and Craftsmen of Rochester”, Main Floor Galleries, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.

1933- January 20 until March, exhibited, solo show, landscapes, still lifes and portraits were shown, Town Club of Buffalo, NY, and Nina was the guest of honor at a tea social that the art committee of the Club gave to formally open her exhibition. April 21-24, exhibited, group show, Y.W.C.A., Batavia, NY. April, exhibited, group juried show, 20th Annual Exhibition of the Work of the Artists and Craftsmen of Rochester”, portrait “Hallie”, Main Floor Galleries, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. May 14-June 14, exhibited, group show, “Western New York Branch League of American Pen Women”, held in conjunction with the Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs exhibit, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. October 20, exhibited, group show, “Art Encouragement Party”, sponsored by the Buffalo Branch of the American Pen Women, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. October 31, Halloween, Nina presented her watercolor portrait painting (taken from a magazine) to James Aloysius Farley (1888-1976), Postmaster General at a Democratic rally in Batavia, NY, and he was so elated over the framed painting that he had it carefully crated for safe express shipment to his private residence in NYC. “On the stage back of the speakers’ table was a large easel which held the beautiful oil painting of Mr. Farley which was later presented to him by Chairman Kleps. The portrait was painted by Nina Mason Booth, Batavia's noted artist. It was veiled with an American flag. At the top of the easel was a standard with a large eagle on it, and blue lights were thrown on the eagle, which made it a very perfect symbol of the NRA emblem. Later the picture was unveiled and the flag removed when it was presented to Mr. Farley.”[5]

1934- April 4-8, exhibited, group show, Y.W.C.A., Batavia, NY. Exhibited, group show, “40th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY.

1934 Late spring-to-spring 1935- Nina spent 10 months on a ranch out west, and visited several western cities.

1935- April, exhibited, group show (Honorable Mention), “41st Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Nina’s portrait painting “Marydes”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. November 4, Nina gave a talk on the paintings of Miss Ida Taylor on exhibit, as guest of The History of Art Club, Woodward Memorial Library, Le Roy, NY.

1936- April, exhibited, group show, “42nd Annual Exhibition, Buffalo Society of Artists”, Nina’s portrait paintings of “Mary Ardelle Schearer” & “Betsy Ann Shipply”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. July 15, Nina’s father Frank died after a short illness at the age of 76 at the home he shared with his daughter Nina and her husband at 45 Ellicott Ave, Batavia, NY, and he was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY. October 25-30, exhibited, group show, “The Art Exhibition of the Buffalo Art Branch of the National league of American Pen Women”, Little Gallery of the Town Club, Buffalo, NY. November 2-16, exhibited, solo show, where Nina gave a talk on her paintings as well as those of Miss Ida Taylor on exhibit in conjunction with her show, as guest of The History of Art Club, Woodward Memorial Library, Le Roy, NY.

1937- March 17, Nina’s mother Sarah “Elizabeth” died at the home she shared with Nina and her husband at 45 Ellicott Ave., after being in ill health for months since her husband’s passing, and was buried in Batavia, NY.

1938- May, exhibited, group show, “44th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY.

1939- March 3-31, exhibited, group show, “The Art Exhibition of the Buffalo Art Branch of the National league of American Pen Women”, Little Gallery of the Town Club, Buffalo, NY. May 3-8, exhibited, group show (Honorable Mention), 45th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. Joined the Buffalo Chapter of The Rationalists, to promote “soundness and sanity in art”, Buffalo, NY. October 21-28, exhibited, group show, The Rationalists, ‘Children and Springtime’, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY.

1940- December 1-31, exhibited, group show, “33rd Annual Thumb Box Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

1941- April 19-27, exhibited, group show, The Rationalists, ‘Children and Springtime’, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY.

1942- June 24, Nina’s portrait of eminent Batavia surgeon ‘Dr. William D. Johnson’ was presented at a 50th Anniversary Tribute, by over 200 physicians, members of the Genesee County Medical Society, held in the St. Anthony’s Community Center Batavia, NY.

1943- January, exhibited, group show, The Rationalists, ‘Children and Springtime’, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. January, exhibited, group show, Rationalists Exhibition, “White Hibiscus”, Cayuga Museum, Auburn, NY.

1944- February, exhibited, group show, The Rationalists, “Flowers and Glass”, Binghamton Museum of Fine Arts in the Binghamton Public Library, Binghamton, NY. January, exhibited, group show, Rationalists Exhibition, Nina’s “White Hibiscus”, Cayuga Museum, Auburn, NY. June 14, Nina’s husband Herbert died at the age of 75 after a brief illness and two days hospitalization. The funeral was held that following Monday at the H.E. Turner Mortuary with services at St. James Rectory, Rev. Alfred Brittain officiating. Burial was in the Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

1950- January 23, co-founded the Batavia Society of Artists along with her two brothers, artists Roy & Max Mason as well as other notable artists, Batavia, NY. December, exhibited, “43rd Annual Small Paintings Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Room of Local Art, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

1951- February, exhibited, group show, Buffalo Society of Artists, in the Room of Local Art, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. March 24-April 1, exhibited, group show (Prize), “56th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. May, exhibited, group show, Buffalo Society of Artists, in the Room of Local Art, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

1954- February 1-3, exhibited, group show, as guest artist of the “1st Indoor Exhibition of the Mayville Mills Art Society, Woodward Memorial Library, Le Roy, NY. March, 27-April 4, exhibited, group show, “59th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, “The Blue Bottle”, Center Wing Gallery, 17th Floor, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY. Exhibited, group show (Award), Academic Artists, Springfield, MA.

1955- May 15-21, exhibited, group show, “Annual Spring Exhibition of the Batavia Society of Artists”, YWCA of Batavia, NY.

1957- February, Nina gave a painting demonstration aimed at beginners, to the Batavia Society of Artists at the YWCA, Batavia, NY.

1958- Died, January 22, at her home at 45 Ellicott Ave. in Batavia, NY resulting from complications of diabetes, an ailment that plagued her family, including; Frank Mason’s wife, as well as Roy and Max’s son-in-law, John Bertrand. Her funeral was held at the H.E. Turner & Co. Mortuary on January 24th, with the memorial service at St. James Episcopal Church, Rev. John T. Sanborn officiating, Batavia, NY. Her internment was at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY. June 4, Papers were filed in the Genesee County Surrogate’s Court, leaving Nina’s gross estate valued at $162,666 to nephews, nieces and a cousin as principal beneficiaries. Her paintings were willed to the Arcadia Foundation of Newark, NY. November 9, her brother Max died from a heart attack while trap shooting in Dunedin on Florida’s west coast. His internment was also at Grand View Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

Circa the late 1950’s- The family business was handed over to Max Jr. and his son-in-law John H. Bertrand.

1959- International Art Publishing Co., Arthur Jaffee Heliochrome Co., published reproductions of two of Nina’s paintings “White Begonias” and “Yellow Tulips”, NYC.

1972- August 13, Nina’s brother Roy Mason died, La Jolla, CA. Max and John H. Bertrand retired from the family business and management was turned over to John’s two sons, John H. and James.

1975- Forced with mounting competition in new ways to design and create corporate logos, the family business was sold to Stanley Fulweiler who had a similar plant in Rochester, NY, but within two years he closed the plant. Early in 1978, P.T. Mold Company of Canada purchased the business and four years later sold it to James Morton Co., a subsidiary of a Canadian toll manufacturer. What remains today is a reminder of its original owner, an engraved stone near the front roofline: “Mason Seals”.

2000- August 17-September 27, exhibited, four-person family show, "The Masons of Batavia: Artists All", an exhibition of forty-three oils and watercolors by Frank Elliott Mason, Nina B. Mason Booth, Roy M. Mason and Max W. Mason, Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, Batavia, NY.

Exhibited other: Wolfe Art Club, NYC.

Awards/Honors: Two Prizes, 2nd Prize (in still lifes) for “Flowers”, and Honorable Mention (in figures) for “Homebody”, at the “18th Annual Exhibition of the Work of the Artists and Craftsmen of Rochester”, Main Floor Galleries, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (1931); Honorable Mention, 19th Annual Exhibition of the Work of the Artists and Craftsmen of Rochester, Main Floor Galleries, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (1932); Honorable Mention, “41st Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Nina’s portrait painting “Marydes”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY (1935); Honorable Mention, 45th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY (1939); Prize, “56th Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists”, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY (1951); Award, Academic Artists, Springfield, MA, (1954).

Memberships/Associations: Co-founder of the Batavia Society of Artists, Batavia, NY; Rochester Art Club, Rochester, NY; Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY; The Rationalists, Buffalo, NY Chapter; Pan-Arts Club of Buffalo, NY; Genesee Group of Rochester, NY; Artists and Craftsmen of Rochester, NY; Catherine Lorrilard Wolf Art Club, NYC; Academic Artists Association of Springfield, MA; Western New York Branch League of American Pen Women, Buffalo, NY; The History of Art Club, Le Roy, NY; St. James Episcopal Church Parish, Batavia, NY; Genesee County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (on board of directors 1903), Batavia, NY; Women’s Civic League, Batavia, NY; Civic Club of Philadelphia, PA.

Collections: Portraits owned by the State of New York; Portrait of her father ‘Frank Elliott Mason’, Hodgins Printing Company, 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia, NY; Permanent Collection of the Holland Land Office Museum, Batavia, NY; Watercolor portrait (taken from a magazine) of Postmaster General ‘James Aloysius Farley’ (1933) in his private collection, which was presented to him at a Democratic rally in Batavia, NY, October 31, 1933; Oil portrait of ‘Dr. Anna M. Stuart’ (1954) founder of the Dr. Anna M. Stuart Clinic of Elmira, NY, (1954), from a photograph taken about fifteen years earlier, commissioned by several Elmira friends of Dr. Stuart and hung at the clinic operated by the Chemung County Handicapped Children’s & Cerebral Palsy Association (School 2), Elmira, NY; Oil portrait, 3/4 length of ‘Dr. F. Park-Lewis’ (1932) a benefactor of the New York School for the Blind, Park Lewis Hall Dormitory, Batavia, NY; Portrait of eminent Batavia surgeon ‘Dr. William D. Johnson’, presented at a 50th Anniversary Tribute to him, by over 200 physicians, members of the Genesee County Medical Society, held in the St. Anthony’s Community Center Batavia, NY (1942); St. James Episcopal Church, Batavia, NY, three paintings bequeathed to the church following her death in 1958, “White Flowers on Red”, “September Flowers” and “My Birthday Flowers”; Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, presented by the Arcadia Foundation (also Roy M. Mason paintings), Newark, NY; The Arcadia Foundation, Newark, NY was willed Nina Mason Booth’s paintings after her death in January 1958, with the papers filed that following June 4, in the Genesee County Surrogate’s Court, Batavia, NY; Stafford Country Club, ‘The Mason Room’, which also has works by Roy and Max Mason, Stafford, NY; and numerous other museums, art galleries, clubs, hospitals, public and private collections.

Publications: Two-color cover for Outdoor Life magazine, Christmas, December, (Unknown day), 1904; Cover for The Etude musical magazine, Sept. 9, 1905; Cover for The Etude musical magazine, April 25, 1908; Cover for The Etude musical magazine, May issue, 1908; Cover for Harpers magazine, June 12, 1909; Who was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, by Peter Hastings Falk Editor, Sound View Press, Madison, CT, 1999; The Masons of Batavia: Frank, Nina, Roy, Max, Artists All, by William F. Brown, Jr., Hodgins Printing Co., Batavia, NY, 2000; Images of America: Schroeppel, by Peter W. Huntley, Pgs. 32-33, Arcadia Publishing an Imprint of Tempus Publishing, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, Charleston, SC, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

Published Artwork: International Art Publishing Co., Arthur Jaffee Heliochrome Co., published a reproduction of two of Nina’s paintings “White Begonias” and “Yellow Tulips”, NYC.

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(Written by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY 14052, meibohmfinearts.com, sources; Too long to list here and can be furnished upon request.)
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