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Nell Blaine
Nell Blair Walden Blaine "Standing Figure" Pastel Drawing, circa 1967

1967

$2,200

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Nell Blair Walden Blaine (1922-1996) "Standing Figure" pastel drawing circa 1967 A Fine original pastel portrait of a standing nude figure by listed artist Nell Blaine. Dimensions 12" wide x 17.75" high. The period frame measures 18.5" wide x 24.75" high. Signed by the artist. Gallery label verso. In 1944 at age twenty two, she became the youngest member of the American Abstract Artists and exhibited hard-edged geometric paintings, mostly black and white with accents of bright colors. She joined a cooperative of abstract artists and worked so hard at organizing shows that some referred to it as the Blaine Street Gallery. She was a strong personality who had special influence on Larry Rivers and Jane Freilicher and appeared to thrive in the New York art scene of the 1940s. However, she decided that her lifestyle was unhealthy, and she left the city, had a period of seclusion, and then went to France where she admired the work of Gustave Courbet, Jean Antoine Watteau, Eugene Delacroix, and Nicholas Poussin and took up figurative art in an abstract style. This is a fine opportunity to acquire a rare original pastel by this talented American artist. She has a strong auction history with high auction prices exceeding $20k. The frame appears to be original the piece. A contemporary frame could give this Fine drawing a new life. Truly a great find!

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  • Creator
    Nell Blaine (1922 - 1996, American)
  • Creation Year
    1967
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.75 in. (62.87 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU137826156452

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