Nell Blaine, American Painter
Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in July 2019: ALIVE STILL: NELL BLAINE, AMERICAN ARTIST is the story of an artist who believed she was at the top of her game in 1959, when she traveled to Greece to paint. She had a great time . . . until she contracted the most severe form of polio and had to be airlifted back to New York. A paraplegic at age thirty-seven, she was determined to regain her skills. Her new, coloristically brilliant, rhythmically vibrant style illuminated landscapes and still lifes that reflect her passion for the natural world. During the next three decades, she would become one of America's great watercolorists.