1931 Aurora, Bridge under construction
Acrylic and oil on wood, 2012
Framing donated by the artist
Nelleke Nix is an artist with ties to both coasts of the United States—New York and Washington. She has exhibited work and won awards in such far-flung places as Russia, Poland, Italy, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. She received the MFA from the Royal Academy (College of) the Visual Arts in the Hague, Netherlands, and studied at the University of Washington, Stanford University, and the Academie de Beaux Arts in Paris. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Rhode Island Museum of the Holocaust, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the University of Washington’s Allen Library, the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, and the National Public Library in Auckland New Zealand. The Noble Maritime Collection featured a solo exhibition in 2005 entitled Soul Sails/Antarctica based on her study trip on the ship Discovery. Currently her installation titled The Dogs of Titanic is on view in the library as part of our exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the disaster. She has finished 600 copies of her artist’s book, Golden Dogs of Autism, she made completely by hand. She is working on a new book, and it will appear autumn 2013 if all goes well. She comments that she looks forward to having a piece ready for the Noble auction. She is nostalgic about her 16 years of working and living on St Paul's Avenue, which ended in 2001, and her involvement with the Noble fills a little of that gap in her life.
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