Nell Blaine

Nell Blaine was an early and influential member of the New York school of artists and poets. Her life was beset with incredible physical challenges including impaired vision as a child and polio as an adult (aged 38 while in Greece). Overcoming these physical challenges, however, informed her work in unique ways. Known as a painter of landscape and still life (flowers) using vibrant and bold color (especially after she was afflicted with polio) the translation of color to her printed works, as seen in the serigraphs printed in the mid 1970's by Jackson Lewell at the Chromocenter in New York, is a stunning representation and example using graphic media of her vibrant and unique use of color.