Mike Nevelson

Jun 04, 2019

Acworth, N.H. — “M. Nevelson, Sculptor. Maker of graven images. For savages and sophisticates. Builder of objects aesthetic or useful. Lives by miracles but aided by friends and accepted commissions.”

Mike Nevelson, age 97, passed away in comfort and peace on June 3, 2019, in Acworth, N.H.

Mike “Myron Irving” Nevelson was known for his anthropomorphic wooden sculptures often based on furniture styles, e.g. grandfather clocks and jewelry chests. An excellent raconteur, for hours he would entertain friends and family with stories from his world travels and voracious interest in world history.

Mike Nevelson is survived by his wife, Marianne Wierenga-Nevelson; his three daughters Neith Nevelson (Robert McKnight), Elsbeth Nevelson-Andress (Ron), and Maria Nevelson (Lino Massimo Recchia); grandchildren Issa Minnoni, Xochtle McKnight, Nathan Andress; and great-grandchildren Rhowen Giustibelli, and Xacha Williams.

No funeral services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to: Louise Nevelson Foundation, Inc., 240 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

Those wishing to express condolences, please send correspondence to: Marianne Wierenga-Nevelson, P.O. Box 249, Acworth, NH 03601-0249.

Comments (2)
Posted by: claire perry | Jun 09, 2019 05:56

I think it a shame that Louise Nevelson's home on the South End was not preserved in her honor.  It is now unrecognizable from her childhood, where her love of art was encouraged and nurtured by both her mother and teachers.  That is something very admirable, considering the times.  Very sad.


Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Jun 08, 2019 11:12

Mike Nevelson is Louise Nevelson's son. He used to live in Rockland's South End in the former red house, across from the harbor, that is now under rehab. As a kid, my husband used to deliver the Courier Gazette to Mike back in the day. Nevelson's yard had many interesting, colorful sculptures he made.

-Phyllis Merriam

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