Nell Blaine

(American, 1922–1996)

summer bouquet and chair by nell blaine

Nell Blaine

Summer Bouquet and Chair, 1963

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Biography

Timeline

1922
Born in Richmond, VA
1939 - 1942
Studied at Richmond School of Art, Richmond, VA
1943
Awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowships
1944 - 1957
Member of American Abstract Artists, New York, NY
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, NY
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1945 - 1949
Member of Jane Street Group, New York, NY
1945
Studied etching and engraving at Atelier 17 with Stanley William Hayter
Awarded First Prize, Watercolor, Norfolk Museum of Arts & Sciences, Norfolk, VA
1946
Awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowships
1952 - 1953
Studied at New School for Social Research, New York, NY
1958
Received the Neysa McMein Purchase Award, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, NY
1960
Received the Hallmark International Award Collection

Exhibitions

2013
Interior: Curated by Barry Rosen, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Nell Blaine: A Glowing Order, Paintings and Watercolors, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
2011
Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters & Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2010
American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
2009
Watercurrents – Water, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Fra Unuhusi til Attunda straetis (From Unuhus to Eighth Street), Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008
Works on Paper, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Painting in the Park, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
2007
Nell Blaine: Image and Abstraction, Paintings and Drawings 1944-1959, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
A Woman’s Eye: Selected Works by 20th Century American Women Artists, The Lighthouse Center for the Arts,
2006
Natural Selection, Landscape Print Portfolio from Center Street Studio, Joel and Linda Harnett Print Study Center,
2004
Nell Blaine: Selected Works, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Women Artists of the Twentieth Century, Anne Gary Powell Art Gallery Collection, Sweet Briar College, VA
2003
Artist in the World: Work from the 1950s, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Nell Blaine: Abstract Paintings and Works on Paper, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo exhibition)
Nell Blaine/ Theresa Pollak, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo exhibition)
Working from Nature, Marymount College, Fordham University, Tarrytown, NY

Public Collections

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Essex Institute, Salem, MA
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Literature

2001
'Nell Blaine: Sensations of Nature', Journal of the Print World, Spring
'Nell Blaine: Sensations of Nature', The New York Times, May 25
Leibowitz, Cathy. 'Nell Blaine at Tibor de Nagy', Art in America, May
Ramirez, Jenny. 'A Reckless Joy', Style Weekly, April 3
Kunitz, Daniel. 'Nell Blaine: The Abstract Work', The New Criterion, April
Proctor, Roy. 'A zest for life fueled by colorful creativity', Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 18