Student, Richmond Professional Institute, 1942. Student, Hans Hofmann School Fine Arts, New York City, 1944. Student, Art Students League, 1943.
Student etching, Atelier 17, Stanley W. Hayter, New York City, 1945. Student, New School for Social Research, 1953. Degree (honorary), Moore College Art, 1980.
Doctorate (honorary), Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985.
She showed at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery starting in 1953. Blaine contracted polio in 1959 on Mykonos Island and used a wheelchair the rest of her life, but rehabilitated the use of her hands to paint. In 1980, Blaine was elected into the as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1982.
Her papers are held at Harvard University. An extensive obituary of Ms. Blaine appeared in the New York Times on November 15, 1996.
2007 "Nell Blaine: Image and Abstraction, Paintings and Drawings 1944-1959," Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 2004 "Nell Blaine: Selected Works," Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 2003 "Artist in the World: Work from the 1950s," Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York "Nell Blaine: Abstract Paintings and Works on Paper," Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL "Nell Blaine/ Theresa Pollak," Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Member Artists Equity Association, National Academy of Design (academician) F C.