Dollie Nabinger (American, 1905-1988)
Birth Place: Commerce, TX USA
Who was painter Dollie Nabinger?
Dollie Nabinger was an American painter, whose landscapes of the American West and South have become very popular with collectors. Her work is known for its great use of shadow and light. She studied for many years with J.F. McCan, a great landscape artist who was also from Texas. Her painting led her to travel the world, with significant stops in Paris and New York City. She was married to Jack E. Nabinger, who handmade and carved several of the frames that Nabinger used for her work. Her pieces have been exhibited all over the US, including Allen Art Galleries in Houston and several others.
What kind of art did Dollie Nabinger make?
Dollie Nabinger made landscape paintings of the American West and the South. Her work often shows the idyllic side of the US natural beauty, with deep reds, golden hour lighting, and soft features. While her technique was what got her noticed by the art community, it is Nabinger’s inherent connection with the land that makes her landscapes so beautiful. Her perfectly blue skies, framed by towering clouds are hallmarks of any Nabinger piece. Shadows often play an important role in her work, and her pastel work is as compelling as any landscape artist of the 20th century.
How did painter Dollie Nabinger get started?
Dollie Nabinger was born in Texas. She began to paint as a young girl, knowing that she would become an artist even before school started. Her parents were supportive of this decision, seeing her talent and enrolling her in a Catholic school so that her artistic inclinations could be fostered at a young age. It’s been said that her father even stretched her first canvases so she could paint. At age 13, she was recognized as an artist by J.F. McCan, the famed American landscape artist, and was allowed to work with him as an apprentice. This apprenticeship lasted nearly a decade, and by the time it was over Nabinger would find herself at the Art Students’ League in New York City. She finished her studies at the Academie Julian in Paris in 1955.
How much are Dollie Nabinger paintings worth?
Dollie Nabinger paintings can be worth a few hundred dollars on the low end and a few thousand dollars on the high end. This represents a significant opportunity for the savvy investor, as Nabinger’s worth is just beginning to be shown at auction. Her pieces are very popular with the American West art community. The most ever paid for a Dollie Nabinger painting is $5,750 for the piece Brenham, Texas - Bluebonnet Trail (date not given) on October 21st, 2006.
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