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Gebers, Nellie M., 1901-1995



  • Existence: 1901 - 1995


Nellie M. Castor Gebers, artist, writer and teacher, was born on October 26, 1901 in Ira, Iowa. Gebers was a student of Grant Wood's and was said to have suggested the idea for Wood's 1934 painting, "Dinner for Threshers." In 1959 Gebers and her family moved to California. While in Iowa and California, Gebers taught painting in the public schools, in community adult education classes and in her own studio. She painted and taught all during her adult life until failing eyesight and health caused her to retire. Gebers died in Mountain View, California, in 1995.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Nellie M. Gebers papers

Identifier: IWA0189

Artist, writer and teacher from Ira, Iowa who studied with Grant Wood.

Dates: 1991-1995