biographie de Nell BLAINE (1922-1996)

Birth place: Richmond, VA

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter

Studied: Richmond Prof. Inst. (Richmond Sch. Art, now VA Commonwealth Univ.), 1939-42; Hans Hofmann Sch. Fine Arts, 1942-43; Atelier 1917, etching with Will Barnet, ASL, 1942; etching & engraving with William S. Hayter, 1945; New Sch. Social Res., 1952-53.

Exhibited: Passadena AI, 1946; VMFA, 1944-46; AIC, 1944; Art of this Century, 1945; Norfolk Mus. A., 1944-46; Jane Street Gal., 1945 (one-woman); The Women, Art of this Century, Peggy Guggenheim Gal., NYC, 1945; American Abstract Artists Annuals, 1944-57; Stable Gallery Annuals, 1950-59; PAFA, 1953, 1962; WMAA, 1956; Corcoran Gal, 1957; "50's Revisited," Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1970; "Six Figurative Painters," Kansas City Art Inst., 1972; plus over 22 solo shows; Muscarelle MA (VA), 1995 (retrospective) Awards: Hallmark Intl. Award, 1960; Longview Found. grants, 1964, 1970.

Member: F., VMFA, 1943, 1946; Jane St. Group; Am. Abstract Artists, 1944 (youngest mem.)

Work: WMAA; BM; MoMA; VMFA; Univ. Art Mus., UC Berkeley. Commissions: two murals, landscapes & cityscapes of Paris, for Revlon, Inc., NYC, 1958.

Comments: Painted in hard-edged abstract style in 1940s, later adapting a more representational style with bright color and active brushwork. Made extensive travels to Europe, Greece; spent summers in Gloucester from 1950s. Positions: ceramic artist, Warner Prins Co., New York, 1948-49; costume & set designer for dancers, Midi Garth & E. Goff, NYC, 1949-54; art dir., United Jewish Appeal, New York, 1950; set des., Artists Theatre, New York, 1955.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Lawrence Campbell, Blaine paints a picture," ArtNews (May, 1959); "Homage to Nell Blaine," Art News (Dec., 1959); James R Mellow, "The flowering summer of Nell Blaine," New York Times, Oct.11, 1970; Pisano, One Hundred Years...the National Association of Women Artists, 30; obit., Art in America (Jan. 1997, p.30) "

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