Nell Mayhew

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  • Nell
  • Cole
  • Danely
  • Mrs. Nell Danely Brooker N. Brooker Mayhew Nell Cole Danely Brooker Mayhew Nelle Cole Danely
  • Mayhew
  • Leonard Mayhew; married 1911; attorney/poet; divorced in the early 1920s
  • Sidney Brooker; from Quincy, Illinois; editor of the Quincy Optic, the leading society paper of Quincy, Illinois; married circa 1905; he died less than a year after their wedding
  • Mary Jane Mayhew another daughter
  • 1875
  • Astoria, Illinois
  • September 24, 1940
  • 1906-07: Urbana, Illinois??

    Chicago, Illinois

    Los Angeles, California

    circa 1930: moved to West Hollywood, California
  • Illinois

    1908-?: Southern California
  • Aldama St., Los Angeles, California
  • Etcher, Muralist, Painter
  • 1897: graduated Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    1901-1906: post-graduate work, Chicago University, Chicago, Illinois; student of Newton A. Wells
    1905-?: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; student of John Johansen
    University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois
  • circa 1891: Annual Exhibition of Water Colors by American Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Yacht, watercolor

    1906: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Autumn Gold, etching

    1906, 1907: Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Blanchard Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    University of Southern California, California

    1909: Alaska-Yukon Exposition, Seattle, Washington

    August 22-October 15, 2003: Nell Brooker Mayhew: Mission Paintings, Sullivan Goss

    2004: New Brooker Mayhew: California Color Etchings, Sullivan Goss

    November 10, 2005-January 25, 2006: The Fall Four, Sullivan Goss; Lone Fall Tree, etching; Only God Can Make a Tree (triptych), circa 1905, etching; Eucalyptus Grove, circa 1914, etched monotype

    June 9-August 5, 2007: Nell Brooker Mayhew: Selections from the Back Room, Sullivan Goss; California Poppies II (California Springtime), circa 1920, etching

    April 2-June 28, 2009: New Brooker Mayhew: In Quiet Communion, Sullivan Goss; Eucalyptus Grove, circa 1914, etched monotype; Only God Can Make a Tree (triptych), circa 1905, etching

    September 1-November 27,2011: New Brooker Mayhew: Delicate Resilience, An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, California; Longfellow’s Home in Lilac Time, etching

    April 3-June 29, 2014: Nell Brooker Mayhew: Paintings from the Estate, Sullivan Goss; Blue Lagoon, etching; California Poppies II (California Springtime), circa 1920, etching; Spring, etching; Longfellow’s Home in Lilac Time, etching; Our Golden Fruit, circa 1920, etching

    March 3-May 1, 2016: Nell Brooker Mayhew, Sullivan Goss; Workman’s Cottage, etching; In the Poppies, circa 1920, oil on panel; Balboa Bay, circa 1930, oil on Masonite; Cypress Shoreline, circa 1920, oil on canvas; Eucalyptus Sunset, circa 1920, oil on panel; The Cloister-Capistrano Mission, circa 1915, etching; Workman’s Cottage, etching; Along the El Camino Real, 1909, etching; Sycamores and Poppies, 1920s, etching; Friday Morning Club – Los Angeles, etching; Villa Apartments, etching; Dolores Mission, San Francisco, circa 1915, etching; Our House, etching; Sunset Symphony (Blue), circa 1910, etching; Mother Mission, San Diego, 1921, etching; Green Trail, etching; A Bit of Yesterday, Capistrano Mission, circa 1920s, etching; Only God Can Make a Tree (triptych), circa 1905, etching; California Poppies II (California Springtime), circa 1920, etching; Evening Boats, circa 1905, etching; 20 x 8”; Sullivan Goss Gallery [2 versions]; Evening Boats, circa 1905, monotype; 20 x 8”; Sullivan Goss Gallery

    August 2-October 14, 2018: Nell Brooker Mayhew, Sullivan Goss; A Bit of Beautiful Santa Barbara, 1915, etching; Blue Lagoon, etching; 5.5 x 7.5”; Only God Can Make a Tree (triptych), circa 1905, etching; California Poppies II (California Springtime), circa 1920, etching; Spring, etching; Longfellow’s Home in Lilac Time, etching; In the Gloaming, n.d., etching; Hacienda, etching; Lone Fall Tree, etching; Evening Boats, circa 1905, etching; 20 x 8” [2 versions]; Majestic, circa 1920, oil on panel; By the Sea, circa 1915, mixed media on panel; Mission San Jose, circa 1915, etching; San Juan Capistrano Mission, 1920, etching; Mission San Luis Obispo, California, 1921, etching; Mission San Juan Bautista, 1921, etching; Mission Santa Inez, circa 1917, etching; Evening Boats, circa 1905, monotype; Patio (aka Crotona), circa 1915, etching; Eucalyptus Grove, circa 1914, etched monotype;

    August 30-October 28, 2019: Mixology: Classic + Contemporary Combinations, Sullivan Goss; Patio (aka Crotona), circa 1915, etching

    January 2-March 2, 2020: The Anchors: Masterworks from the Estates at Sullivan Goss, Sullivan Goss; Evening Boats, circa 1905, monotype; May All Your Dreams Come True, circa 1915, mixed media on paper; Ruins of San Antonio Mission, 1921, etching
  • Adams, Brian. ”The Joseph and Adelaide Royer Residence: Treasures of Art and Architecture in Urbana. Historic Illinois, vol. 34, no. 1, 2011. ------. “Nell Brooker Mayhew: The Illinois Years,” Illinois Heritage Magazine,  May/June 2019. Anderson, Alissa. Nell Brooker Mayhew: Paintings on Paper. Los Angeles: Balcony Press, 2005. Mayhew, Nell Brooker. “Prints for the Small House,” California Southland, February 1925, vol. 7, No. 62, p. 22. St. Gaudens, Maurine. Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960. vol. III. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Turner, Steve and Victoria Dailey. Nell Brooker Mayhew: Color Etchings and Paintings. Los Angeles, CA: Turner Daily Fine and Applied Arts, 1989. Wahlberg, Mildred. “Mrs. Mayhew’s Art,” The Daily Illini, November 1923.
  • 1909: Alaska-Yukon Exposition, Seattle, Washington
  • 1910-?: teacher, College of Fine Arts, University of California Pasadena, Pasadena, California

    taught art privately

    Faculty, College of Fine Arts, U of Southern CA  Art teacher, privately

    owner of Nell Brooker Mayhew Little Gallery, 7220 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, California
  • She was an advocate for wildlife preservation.

    Pioneered a color etching techniques.