“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.
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 South 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, a 501(c)3.
Those wishing to express condolences, please send correspondence to: Marianne Wierenga-Nevelson, P.O. Box 249, Acworth, NH 03601-0249.