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Nellie Leaman Taft, American artist. Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 2002; Clarissa Bartlett Traveling scholar, 1991, Albert H. Whitin Traveling scholar, 1991. Board directors Cambridge Art Association; national committee member Whitney Museum; Member St. Botolph Club (art committee), Camargo Club.


Taft, Nellie Leaman was born on May 22, 1937 in Cincinnati. Daughter of Hulbert and Elizabeth (Brady) Sutphin.


AB, Briarcliff Junior College, 1957. Bachelor, Columbia University, 1968. Master of Arts, Teachers College, 1970.


Counselor Oregon State School for Deaf, Salem, 1960. Assistant teacher art Brearley School, New York City, 1961. Teacher pottery Greenwich House Pottery, 1965-1966.

Teacher Lexington Children's Center, 1965-1966. Intern New World School, Hackensack, New Jersey, 1969-1970. Teacher The Caedmon School, New York City, 1970-1973.

Founder, principal The Learning Center, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 1978-1981. Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Carnegie Art Center, Kentucky, 1984, Closson's Gallery, Cincinnati, 1986, 1989, 1995, Wooden Tent Gallery, Massachusetts, 1990, Gallery 68, Belfast, Maine, 1992, Between the Muse Gallery, Rockland, Maine, 1996, St. Botolph Club Odysseys, Boston, 2002, Round Top, Damariscotta, Maine, 2002, exhibited in group shows at John S. Ames Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, 1994, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, 1994, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, 1998-1999, 2001, Muse Gallery, 1998-1999, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 1999, Represented in permanent collections Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Bell Telephone.


Board directors Cambridge Art Association. National committee member Whitney Museum. Member St. Botolph Club (art committee), Camargo Club.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, golf, kayaking, flying, dance.


Married A.M. Gammell, December 1, 1973 (divorced April 1981).

Hulbert Sutphin

Elizabeth (Brady) Sutphin

A.M. Gammell