Little, Nathaniel

Little, Nathaniel (1893)

Nathaniel Little was born on February 18, 1893 in Helena, Montana. He attended the University of Montana where he received his Bachelor of Arts. He also studied at the Art Students League of New York and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He practiced illustration and eventually took up painting. Little’s work was exhibited at the National Academy of New York, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago Art Institute, Albright Gallery, Grand Central Galleries in New York, and various travelling exhibitions. At the time of his work for the WPA Federal Arts Project in the early 40s, he was single and living on Rowland Street in Mystic, Connecticut. He first worked for the Public Works of Art Project. For the WPA, he completed a total of 23 oil paintings. They were allocated to the Mystic Oral School and Fort Wright in New York. Little’s date of death is unknown.


Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; AskART;Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters (1986), p. 547.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Nathaniel Little:

Blue, White & Gold: oil
Evening Light: oil
Neighbors: oil
Garden on a Hill: oil
New England Spring: oil
Noon Rest: oil
Little Red Horse: oil
Stonington Lighthouse: oil
Fishing Boat: oil
River Front: oil
Waiting: oil
September Afternoon: oil
Along the River: oil
Autumn in New England: oil
Old House: oil
Boat House: oil
First Snow: oil
Night Maneuvers: oil
Snow in the Mountains: oil
Winter’s Mantel: oil
Winter Moon: oil
Mill Stream: oil
Calla Lilies: oil
Loading Big Gun: oil
Vigil on the Coast:  
Little, Nathaniel