“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, aged 97, passed away in comfort and peace on June 3, 2019 in Acworth, NH.
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 non-profit 501(c)3.
Those wishing to express condolences, please send correspondence to: Marianne Wierenga Nevelson, PO Box 249, Acworth, NH 03601-0249.