Nell Irvin Painter   (photo by Robin Holland)
 

Digital self-portrait by Nell Painter  
(NO self-portrait 3, 2014)

Historian
 

Artist

A piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates, "The Blue Period: An Origin Story," in The Atlantic.com, 1 April 2014: http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2014/04/the-blue-period-an-origin-story/359968/
This begins with Nell's 26 minute "Big Think" interview.

Nell's Jefferson Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, November 7, 2013 (video, also audio only): http://grad.berkeley.edu/lectures/event.php?id=770&lecturer=500

Video of Nell's interview with Harry Kreisler, "Reflections of an Historian," in the Conversations with History series at the University of California, Berkely, November 7, 2013:  http://conversations.berkeley.edu/content/nell-irvin-painter

The Japanese edition of The History of White People.    Japanese edition of The History of White People

Nell shared a session at the Miami Book Fair International with Randall Kennedy in November 2011. http://booktv.org/search.aspx?For=nell%20painter   Nell with Randall Kennedy at the Miami Book Fair International

As a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom in October 2011, Nell lectured at the University of Edinburgh and Newcastle University: http://www.fulbright.co.uk/news-events/news/renowned-us-scholar-visits-uk-for-black-history-month

Nell received a Centennial Medal from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in May 2011: http://harvardmagazine.com/2011/05/centennial-medalists   Centennial Medal

Nell Painter’s videos discussing
her new book The History of White People

This C-SPAN Book TV page includes links to several videos:
http://www.booktv.org/search.aspx?For=nell%20painter
including
2010 National Book Festival:
Nell Irvin Painter, "The History of White People"

The Colbert Report on Comedy Central
with Stephen Colbert:

Nell Irvin Painter debates the meaning of white people
and arm-wrestles Stephen over the Scots-Irish.
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/267561/march-17-2010/nell-irvin-painter

Nell Painter’s NY Times front page book review
of her new book The History of White People:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/books/review/Gordon-t.html?scp=1&sq=nell%20painter&st=cse

ABC News with Dianne Sawyer:
Diane Sawyer and author Nell Irvin Painter
discuss what it means to be "white."
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/conversation-
history-white-people-10262353

Big Think Interview With Nell Irvin Painter:
http://bigthink.com/nellirvinpainter


Nell Irvin Painter, a leading historian of the United States, is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University. In addition to her earned doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Nell Painter has also held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Antiquarian Society. She has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. Those presidential addresses have been published in the Journal of American History (“Ralph Waldo Emerson's Saxons” in March 2009) and the Journal of Southern History (“Was Marie White?” February 2008). The City of Boston declared Thursday, 4 October 2007 Nell Irvin Painter Day in honor of her Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center in 2006.

A prolific and award-winning scholar, her most recent books are The History of White People (W. W. Norton, 2010, paperback, March 2011), Creating Black Americans (Oxford University Press, 2006), and Southern History Across the Color Line (University of North Carolina Press, 2002). A second edition of Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919 and a Korean translation of Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol appeared in 2008. Her other books are also still in print. For a complete list of her book and article publications and other honors and activities, please consult the CV on this website.

As a public intellectual, Professor Painter is frequently called upon for lectures and interviews on television and film. In January 2008 she appeared live for a three-hour “In Depth” program on C-SPAN Book TV. To see the program on the internet, go to the web page for “In Depth.” She has also appeared on Bill Moyers’s “Progressive America.” New Jersey Network’s “State of the Arts” documented her work as both a scholar and an art student.

Her agent at Greater Talent Network is Edna Schenkel: <ednas@greatertalent.com> or 877-662-9200.


Here is information on Nell Irvin Painter’s 2010 book, The History of White People:

The book can be ordered from W. W. Norton and from online booksellers.

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Nell Painter's Artist C.V.

Nell in her studio with some of her artwork on the Newark Arts website: by Colleen Gutwein, Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project, http://www.newarkartsphotodoc.com.

For more links to Nell Painter's art, please also see:

Nell's page at the city without walls website: http://www.cwow.org/users/nell-painter.

Nell's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nell.painter

2014

   poster for the event: Birthplace with Buried Stones, March 5, 2014


2013     2012     2011     2010     2009-2010     2009     2008


2013

Bathroom Book for Meena, 2013, collage on paper, 6 x 39”

   image of Bathroom Book for Meena, 2013, collage on paper, 6 x 39”

Digital self-portrait, 2013, digital image on paper, 19 x 13”

   Digital self-portrait, 2013

CWCW User 86 Profile Image, 2013, digital collage on paper, 12 x 12”

   CWCW User 86 Profile Image, 2013, digital collage on paper

 

CRC images, 2013, digital images, dimensions vary

CRC 2   CRC 8
CRC 2   CRC 8
     
CRC 11   CRC 14
CRC-11   CRC-14
     

Beloveds, 2013, digital collages on paper, each 5-1/2 x 5-1/2”

Beloveds he did not see her   Beloveds he saw her gray
Beloveds he did not see her   Beloveds he saw her gray
     
Beloveds he saw her orange   Beloveds he saw her pink
Beloveds he saw her orange   Beloveds he saw her pink
     

Art History Volume XXVII by Nell Painter, Ancestral Arts, 2013. Artist’s book, “Staples Edition,” 8 x 9-1/2” each page. Larger format T/K

1. Baskerville front cover   2. Title page 72
1. Baskerville front cover   2. Title page 72
     
3. Negerplastik 105 alone x2   4. No. 10 frobinius
3. Negerplastik 105 alone x2   4. No. 10 frobinius
     
5. Einstein   6. Guillaume and Barnes
5. Einstein   6. Guillaume and Barnes
     
7. Locke Harvard with gradient 72   8. Survey graphic reiss
7. Locke Harvard with gradient 72   8. Survey graphic reiss
     
9. The new negro stretched   10. Locke sensitive merged
9. The new negro stretched   10. Locke sensitive merged
     
11. Douglas and text 72   12. Palmer Hayden 3 merged
11. Douglas and text 72   12. Palmer Hayden 3 merged
     
13. Woodruff 1 glowing merged   14. Porter merged
13. Woodruff 1 glowing merged   14. Porter merged
     
15. List   16. Baskerville back cover
15. List   16. Baskerville back cover

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2012

In spring 2012 Nell was artist-and-scholar in residence in the Department of African American Studies at Yale University. Her new art project was Odalisque Atlas (beauty + sex + slavery): http://www.yale.edu/afamstudies/events/index.html

Evonne Davis, Nell, and Glenn Shafer at an opening at Aferro, an artist-run space in downtown Newark where Nell was an artist in residence 2011-2012. Evonne and Emma Wilcox run Aferro, which has been in its present location on Market Street for more than five years.    Aferro

Black Sea Composite Maps 2012

Black Sea Composite Map 4

Black Sea Composite Map 4

Black Sea Composite Map 8

black sea composite map 8

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Fall 2011

Meena's Book 1.5, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 15" inspired by a poem by Meena Alexander, "When Asked What Sort of Book I Wish I Could Make."   Meen's Book 1.5

Back Man + Cook Diptych Left, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72". At Aferro, Nell's work turned to grisaille, a change inspired by the paintings themselves.
   Back Man + Cook Diptych Left

Back Man + Cook Diptych Right, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72"   Back Man + Cook Diptych Right

Back Man + Cook 3, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36-1/4 x 40"   Back Man + Cook 3

Back Man + Cook 2, 2011, acrylic + oil stick on canvas, 40 x 40"   Back Man + Cook 2

No Entre, 2011, acrylic + oil stick on canvas, 32 x 40"   No Entre


Nell Painter has earned her MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design! Here's the link to her page. Just click on the images to enlarge them.

http://feed.risd.edu/thesis/2011-exhibition/student?student=npainter

Nell's RISD MFA graduation, June 2011.
   Nell's RISD MFA graduation

Charles Botsman-Feimster beside Nell's painting Back Man 1 in the RISD 2011 MFA show.    Charles Botsman-Feimster beside Nell's painting Back Man 1

Nell's studio at the Rhode Island School of Design in the winter of 2011, with Lucille Fornasieri-Gold's photos on the wall with Nell's paintings.
   Nell's studio at the Rhode Island School of Design

Nell received a BFA degree in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey in May 2009 (while she was actually serving as a visiting professor at the University of Rome Tre). As the Virtual Artist in Residence of the Creative Research Center of Montclair State University in New Jersey, her work can be seen at http://www.montclair.edu/creativeresearch/index.html. Here are other examples of her student artwork.

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2010     2009-2010     2009     2008


2010

Postcard, digital media, 4.25 x 6"   Postcard

Plantains 1, hand-painted acrylic on digital archival print on canvas, 36 x 36"   Plantains 2, hand-painted acrylic on digital archival print on canvas, 36 x 40"
Plantains 1   Plantains 2
     
Plantains 3, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 40"   Plantains 4, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 40"
Plantains 3   Plantains 4
     

Anthroposociology, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Anthroposociology

Aug-Sept 2010 collage on yupo 3, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Aug-Sept 2010 collage on yupo 3

Ecclefechan, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Ecclefechan

Follow me, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Follow me

Unfashion J, colored ink and collage on Yupo, 9 x 12"   Unfashion J

Unfashion 5, colored ink and collage on Yupo, 9 x 12"   Unfashion 5

Self-Portrait 1, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 2, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 1   self-portrait 2
     
Self-Portrait 3, colored ink on chipboard, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 4, monotype on paper, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 3   self-portrait-4
     
Self-Portrait 5, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 8, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 5   self-portrait 8
     
Self-Portrait 9, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 11, colored ink and collage on chipboard, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 9   self-portrait 11
     
Self-Portrait 12, colored ink and collage on paper, 12 x 12"    
self-portrait 12  
     

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2009-2010

Beauty: Odalisques, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 60"   Beauty: Odalisques

Sublime: Apollo, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 60"   Subline: Apollo

Beauty + the Sublime: Jackson, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 60"   Beauty and the Subline: Jackson

Ingres etching + map, hand-painted etching, colored ink on paper,
22.5 x 30"    Ingres etching and map

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2009

9 Sylvia Boone Drawings   Nine Sylvia Boone Drawings, colored ink on paper, each 11 x 8.5"
     
Sylvia Boone Drawing 5   Sylvia Boone Drawing 5, colored ink on paper, 11 x 8.5"
     
Sylvia Boone Drawing for Bettye Collier-Thomas   Sylvia Boone Drawing for Bettye Collier-Thomas, colored ink on paper, 11 x 8.5"
     
Tubman in Prague, colored ink and acrylic on paper, 22.5 x 30"
Tubman in Prague
     


Hand colored lithograph, 3.5" x 8.0 x 3.0"


Hand colored lithograph 7.35" x 15"

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2008

cover for D. Brand's book of poetry Fierce Departures   One of Nell Painter’s One Hundred Drawings for Hanneline appears on the cover of the poet Dionne Brand’s Fierce Departures (2008).
     

In November-December 2008 Nell Painter created a series of paintings inspired by Brooklyn photographs by Lucille Fornasieri-Go ld in the Brooklyn Historical Society. Here are four from that series, ink and gouache on paper, all 22" x 30".


 
     
 

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