Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Alive StillNell Blaine, American Painter$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cathy Curtis

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190908812

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190908812.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 February 2021

Jane Street

Jane Street

(p.31) 3 Jane Street
Alive Still

Cathy Curtis

Oxford University Press

In 1944, Nell joined the Jane Street Gallery. Together with painters Leland Bell and Al Kresch, she transformed the pioneering artist-run cooperative into a home for a small group of abstract painters who took their cues from Mondrian. In 1945, her painting Blue Pieces was included in The Women, an exhibition of abstract and surrealist work by thirty women at the Art of This Century gallery. Her first solo Jane Street show elicited a rave review in ARTnews. In 1947, Clement Greenberg lauded Nell’s work in a review in The Nation. The following year, an exhibition of paintings by Bonnard at the Museum of Modern Art began to sway her toward a more personal approach. During this period, she was intimate with many men and women, but the special woman in her life was a dancer, Midi Garth, who would prove a loyal friend throughout her life.

Keywords:   Jane Street Gallery, Blue Pieces, Clement Greenberg, Mondrian, The Women, Bonnard, Midi Garth

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .