Robert A. Nylen

George Otis

George D. Otis was a widely traveled artist whose time in Nevada was intermittent. In addition to two periods in the 1930s during which he painted landscapes throughout Northern Nevada, Otis is remembered for his naturalistic paintings in dioramas at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. Completed in 1941, they served for many years as the backdrop in a number of display cases featuring Nevada wildlife.

Below is reprinted with permission from the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.

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