Neith Nevelson is an American enigma. Born in New York City in 1946 into one of the most artistically recognized family dynasty, Neith is the oldest granddaughter of the famed Louise Nevelson (1898-1989), the Russian born American artist whose name needs no introduction.
Despite an eclectic education and having traveled to almost all European countries, Neith's paintings reflect something private and ellusive, hardly anything that can be traced to a particular philosophy, political view or even personal experience. These paintings, highly influenced by th Cubism of the early Leger, also has developed into a particular \\\\\\\'Neith Nevelson\\\\\\\' territory. Fraught by females contorted into strange shapes, horses that are as elegantl protrayed by their simplicity as much as for their perfectly rendered lines, and faces that embody a universal affect that touches upon one\\\\\\\'s emotions, Neith Nevelson\\\\\\\'s world is unlike any other. She is a classicist as much as a modern artist. She is as much an outsider as much as she is an insider, with an insider\\\\\\\'s knowledge about the art world and some of its personalities only a few of us are able to
be privy to.
About Neith Nevelson much has been written, particularly in the last five years. One can just goggle her name and find lots of information about her life, paintings and legacy. A few years ago she was literally taken for granted and referred to as a colorful eccentric trying to emulate and cash on her famous grandmother\\\\\\\'s name, something which time and endurance has proven to be wrong.
\\\\\\\'Fine Art America\\\\\\\' can only attempt to portray a semblance of a name, an artist and a woman. It is a good attempt and one that will try to do justice to a true American enigma.
But isn\\\\\\\'t genius always enigmatic?
Neith Nevelson joined Fine Art America on January 27th, 2007.