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NELL BLAINE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1991 - HFSID 225612

NELL BLAINE The American artist sends letter to an admirer, discussing upcoming projects, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "Nell Blaine" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 8½x11. Written on personal letterhead. New York City, New York. January 2, 1991. In full: "Dear Mr.

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NELL BLAINE
The American artist sends letter to an admirer, discussing upcoming projects, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "Nell Blaine" in black ink. 1 page front and verso, 8½x11. Written on personal letterhead. New York City, New York. January 2, 1991. In full: "Dear Mr. Gamble, I enclose a collection of cards & a recent exhibition catalog. & a recent exhibition of my most recent book, The Earth Shines Secretly, a BOOK OF DAYS. I've signed 2 of the cards for you - Will you do me a favor? Any items of no interest. Will you kindly return? (Some are in short supply.) As my last 30 years has been spent in a wheelchair life is quite costly...I hope you'll order my book!! I think you will enjoy it over a long period of time - Good luck with your museum idea - I'm a bit of a collector and archivist myself to the detriment of spaciousness. Sincerely". Post script: "Happy New Year!". Nell Blaine (1922-1996) was an American landscape painter and watercolorist. After studying at the Richmond School of Art, she moved to New York City in 1942 to paint alongside Hans Hofmann, the following year was named the youngest member of the American Abstract Artists group. Her first significant showing was at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1953. Tragically in 1959 Blain contracted polio on Mykonos Island, and was forced to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life, but rehabilitated use of her hands enough to paint. In 1980 Blaine was elected into the National Academy of Design, and her papers are held at Harvard University. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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