I often see different ideas on Pinterest and the other day I came across a very beautiful watercolor. That's how I learned the name of the artist Nita Engler. Today I want to introduce you to her work.
Nita Engler (1925 – August 29, 2019) was an American watercolorist. She was born in Michigan in 1925. Her parents were Charles and Sally Engle, who immigrated to the United States from Sweden. Charles was a state police officer and sergeant.
Nita has painted landscapes from Alaska to her home on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Michigan. She exclusively painted outdoor scenes and nothing she has not experienced.
attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for four years,
during which time she studied at Roosevelt University. In the 1940s the
art world was a male-dominated field, so early on in her career she
signed her work "N. Engle"
She participated in annual Great Women Artists of America Show, in "International Waters," a show of works of artists from the United States and Great Britain.
In Marquette, Michigan Engler set up a studio overlooking Lake Superior. She gave workshops in the United States, Asia, Africa and Tahiti, which were inspiration from some of her wilderness and nature paintings.
The documentary film of her work, was made in 1985 in Anchorage, Alaska. She has said, "There is so little wilderness left; we are surrounded by pavement. My goal is to take you into the landscape through my painting."
She was an award-winning, long-time member of the American Watercolor Society. Millions of people have seen her artwork on the covers of such well known magazines as Reader's Digest.
I decided to show you some of Nita's watercolors on my blog, maybe not all of you have read this magazine. I hope you enjoy some of these watercolors.