In the 1839 Newark Directory, Isaac Nuttman is listed as a fancy painter residing at 241 Broad. He appears again in the New Jersey State Business Directory for...Talbott and Blood, Publishers and Compilers (1923) amongst a group of painters, listing him at 8 Coe's Place in Newark.
An example of Isaac Nuttman's work, a still life of fruit, was exhibited at the Museum of American Folk Art (May 15-June 24, 1979) from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wiltshire III. That example is illustrated in Richard B. Woodward's article "American Folk Painting: The Wiltshire Collection," Magazine Antiques (September 1978, 114:3, p. 566, pl. XIII), and it appears again in The Clarion, Spring 1979 article of similar title, p. 17. For another work by the artist, see William H. Gerdts, Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still Life, 1801-1939, (University of Missouri Press, 1981), p. 78, pl. 4.
1Ellery Bicknell Crane, Genealogy of the Crane Family, Vol. II, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1900), pp. 9, 390.
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