Bea Nettles
Urbana, IL

A Midsummer Botanical

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About this Book

Collages of etchings, color laser prints, and artist’s papers attached to 8 ply museum boards. The green spine is fish leather from Iceland. 4 x 7.75 x 1 inches. Edition of 3.

Artist Statement

When there is ice and snow outside, what better way to escape than to take an imaginary voyage discovering flowering plants! This book features several unusual plants photographed by Nettles on trips to Iceland, Florida and the Carolinas.

Artist Biography

Bea Nettles has been exhibiting and publishing her autobiographical works since 1970.

Since that time, she has had over fifty one-person exhibitions including the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Light Gallery and Witkin Gallery in NYC. Her works have also been shown internationally in major group exhibitions.

Her images are in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Polaroid International Collection, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Her artists’ books can be found in special collections libraries at universities including Yale (Beinecke), Washington, and Virginia.

She taught photography and artists’ books from 1970-2007 at Rochester Institute of Technology, Tyler School of Art, and the University of Illinois where she is currently Professor Emerita.

Nettles continues to lecture and teach workshops internationally.

All images and text copyright the artist. All rights reserved.