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Lowell Nesbitt


Lowell Nesbitt, American artist. Designer 4 United States commemorative flower stamps; official National Aeronautics and Space Administration artist Apollo 9 and 13. Recipient purchase award for oils and prints Baltimore Museum Art, 1956, National Collection Fine Arts, 1969. Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.


Nesbitt, Lowell was born on October 4, 1933 in Baltimore. Son of Frank Eugene and Mildred (Carback) Nesbitt.


Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Royal College, of Art, United Kingdom.


Works in numerous public collections and banks and other commercial bldgs, in the United States of America, also in Rome, Jerusalem, Aachen, Paris, London and Amsterdam.


  • Designer 4 United States commemorative flower stamps. Official National Aeronautics and Space Administration artist Apollo 9 and 13.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Baltimore Museum Art, 1958, 69, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, 1963, Corcoran Gallery Art, 1964, 73, Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, 1965, 66, Henri Gallery, Washington, 1965, 66, 67, 69, Howard Wise Gallery, New York City, 1965, 66, Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, (8 shows) 1966-1974, Jefferson Gallery, San Diego, 1967, Tyler School Art, 1967, Galerie Thelen, Essen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1969, Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 1970, 72, Stable Gallery, New York City, 1968, 69, 70, University Richmond, 1968, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, 1971, Gimpel Weitzenhoffer, New York City, 1971, 73, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland, 1972, Stefanotty Gallery, New York City, 1973, 74, Galerie Arneson, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1974, Brooke Alexander, Incorporated, New York York City, 1974, Walton Gallery, San Francisco, 1974, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, 1975, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, 1975, Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York City, (7 shows) 1976-1983, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1976, Graphis Gallery, Toronto, 1977, Gumps Gallery, San Francisco, 1977, Ulrich Museum Art, Wichita, 1977, Janus Gallery, Venice, California, 1977, Galerie Contacto, Caracas, 1977, Galerie Jöllenbeck, Cologne, 1977, Strong's Gallery, Cleveland, 1978, Intown Club, Cleveland, 1978, Kent State University, 1978, The Art Contact Gallery, Miami, Florida, 1978, Kornblatt Gallery, Baltimore, 1978, Selby Museum, Sarasota, Florida, 1979, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, 1980, Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1980, Lyford Cay Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas, 1980, Profile Gallery, New York City, Galleri Herder, Falsterbo, Sweden, 1980, Hull Gallery, Washington, 1980, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, 1981, Southwest II Gallery, Dallas, 1981, Butler Museum American Art, Youngstown, 1982, Mansfield (Ohio) Art Center, 1983, Washington and Lee University, 1983, Lexington, Bayly Art Museum, University Virginia, Charlottesville, Atlantic Center for the New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1983, Oklahoma Arts Center, Oklahoma City, 1984, Gallery 24, Bay Harbor, Florida, 1984, G. Sander Fine Art, Incorporated, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1985, Perri Renneth Galleries, Southampton and Westhampton, New York, 1985, Southampton, 1987, DiLaurenti Gallery, New York City, 1986, 88, Foster Harmon Gallery, Sarasota, 1986, Images Gallery, Toledo, 1986, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1986, Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida, 1986, Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, 1987, Joy Tash Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1987, 88, 89, 91, Dyansen Gallery, San Francisco, 1988 and Beverly Hills, 89, Bayley Museum, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1990, Martin Lawrence Gallery, Baltimore, 1990, Martin Lawrence Gallery, Palm Springs, California, 1990, Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsen, Alabama, 1990, 1991, Museum Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1991, Miami Dade Publication Library., 1991, Wessel/O'Connor Gallery, New York City, 1991. Group shows include Iolas Gallery, New York City, 1964, Stable Gallery, 1964, Byron Gallery, New York City, 1964, 65, Nine Contemporary Painters United States of America, Pan American Union, 1964, American Express Pavillion, New York City World's Fair, 1965, Art of the 50's and 60's, Larry Aldrich Museum, 1965-1966, Realism Revisited, Flint (Michigan) Institute Art, 1966, Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, 1966, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, 1989, Joy Tash Gallery, 1989, Ted Gallery, Albany, 1989, Temple University, 1989, Bayly Museum, 1990, University Virginia, 1990.Print exhibitions include Museum Modern Art, Mexico City, 1966, Art of 1964, 1965 and 1966, Larry Aldrich Museum, 1967, 1st Kent Internat, Kent (Ohio) University, 1967, Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana, Illinois, 1967, Akron Art Institute, 1967, Galleria Sperone, 2 man, Turin, Italy, 1967, Salone International dei Giovani, Galleria Dell'Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy, 1967, Contemporary Surralists, Los Angeles County Museum, 1967, Hofstra University, 1971, Museum Wuppertal, Federal Republic of Germany, 1971, Hausen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, 1973, Galerie Mechanical Engineering Theben, Cologne, 1972, Fabian Carlson Galerie, Göteburg, Sweden, 1972, Corcoran and Corcoran, Miami, 1973, Galerie Ostergren, Malmo, Sweden, 1972, Gertrude Kasle Gallery, 1972, Galerie Asonowitsh, Stockholm, 1972, Galerie Aronson, Copenhagen, 1973, Marian Locks Gallery,Philadelphia, 1973, group invitational exhibition drawings and watercolors, International Cooperation Administration, 1967, Tokyo (Japan) Biennial, 1967, Sao Paolo (Brazil) Biennial, 1967, Cybernetic Serendipity at International Cooperation Administration, London, 1968, Smithsonian Institution, 1969, Jewish Museum, New York City, 1969, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, 1971, University Redlands, California, 1975, San Jose (California) Museum Art, 1975, Simon-Fraser University, 1975, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, 1975, Andrew Crispo Gallery, 1976, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1979, Maryland Institute, College Art, Baltimore, 1979, Hunt Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1979, American embassy, Moscow, 1979, Oklahoma Art Center, 1979, Kent State University, 1980, American embassy, Mexico City, 1981, Bayley Museum, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1991. Represented in permanent collections, various American embassies including Sao Paolo, Monrovia and Tanganyika, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Brussels, Belgium, Baltimore Museum Art, Detroit Art Institute, Milwaukee Art Center, National Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, Corcoran Gallery Art, Goucher College, La Jolla (California) Museum, Library of Congress, Yale Art Gallery, Renwick Museum at Smithsonian Institution, Museum Modern Art, Northern Trust Company, Chicago, Phillips Collection, Washington, Hunt Institute Botanical Documentation at Carnegie-Mellon University, University Maryland, Philadelphia Museum Art, Temple University, University Virginia, Washington Gallery Modern Art, Art Institute Chicago, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York City Center, National Collection Fine Arts, National Gallery Art, Washington, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, Florists Trans World Delivery Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Washington, Bank of New York, New York City, Ludwig Collection Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen, Germany, Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano, Switzerland, Skandinaviska Banken, Göteborg, Fort Worth Art Center, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Morris Museum Arts and Sciences, Morristown, New Jersey, Butler Museum American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, United States Department Interior, Castel Gandolfo, Rome, World Wildlife Fund, Israel Museum, Federal Reserve Bank, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, Everson Museum Art, Syracuse, Auchenbach Foundation, San Francisco, Currier Gallery Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, Portfolios - Collection of University Maryland. Also private collections.


Served with United States Army, 1956-1958.


Frank Eugene Nesbitt

Mildred (Carback) Nesbitt