$10,000 toward the acquisition of either a painting or suite of works on paper by the artist for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by director Marion Grzesiak and museum curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Born in Richmond, VA, Blaine moved to New York in 1942 where she began her career as an abstract painter and in 1957 was featured in Life magazine as one of five leading young female American artists. Influenced by a trip to Paris in 1950, Blaine created landscapes and still-lifes in a colorful, painterly style that explore a dialogue between abstraction and representation.
Jersey City Museum
Jersey City, NJ
Estate of Nell Blaine
New York, NY
$10,000 toward Nell Blaine: Her Life and Art, a monograph by critic and art historian Martica R. Sawin. Blaine began as an abstract painter in the 1940s and later developed her colorful, painterly style most often used in landscape and still life.