Nellie Buel (1908-2002), "Sparrows", woodblock, unframed, plate size: 7 x 8"
Nellie V. (Upton) Buel attended Oregon State in Corvallis and graduated from University of California-Berkeley with a BA in Anthropology and Art. After many years as a faculty wife, Air Force wife and mother, Nellie resumed her full time interest in art in San Antonio, Texas. She studied under many notable artist-teachers, including Harding Black, Harold Roney, Dennis Olson, and Kent Rush.Her work has been accepted in local and national juried shows, with awards and prizes from art groups such as San Antonio Art League and the San Antonio Watercolor Group, among others. Nellie is known to have done printmaking at the prestigious Tamarind Institute in New Mexico in the 1980s. Nellie's work is also included in permanent collections at St. Mary's University, Healy-Murphy Learning Center, McAllen International Museum, Hal Prince Collection (NY), Tamarind Institute Archives (Albuquerque, NM) and McNay Art Museum Study Collection.