Painter, art historian, and collector; Hartford, Connecticut.
White was a pupil of his father, Henry C. White, and later studied at the National Academy of Design. He was a trustee of the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Henry Cooke Nelson was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He had private art lessons with Dwight Tryon in 1875. From 1884-1886, he also studied at the Art Students League with Kenyon Cox and George DeForest Brush. He taught drawing at the Hartford Public School from 1889-1897 and co-founded the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1910.
From the description of Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81380132