Neltje Doubleday Kings is an American abstract expressionist painter. Neltje was first married to a husband that ended up as president and chairman of the Doubleday Publishing company. As the leader of the Wyoming Arts Council, from 1985 to 1988, she established and endowed the Neltje Blanchan literary award, named in honor of her paternal grandmother, who used this pen name as an author of books about gardens and birds. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Click here to retrieve reset your password. In 2005, she was recognized as one of Wyomings pre-eminent artists with the Governors Arts Award. Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. After divorcing her husband the artist relocated to Wyoming. St. Martins, $25.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-250-08814-7.

Their maternal grandfather Thomas McCarter was head of the New Jersey Public Service Commission and a benefactor of Princeton University. Ostlind completed the portrait in less than 5 minutes and presented it to Neltje. Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. She was such a wonderful new role model quietly powerful and kind. For off-site access, click here. In 2005 Neltje received the Wyoming Governor's Art Award for her artwork; she was an abstract painter. Welcome! Glad to see she kept on her own path! In 1967, the heiress bought the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, Wyoming to save it from destruction; the property was a National Historic Landmark that had been condemned because of deterioration. Neltje married John Turner Sargent, Sr. in May 1953 and later divorced in 1965 after having two children, Ellen and John Turner Sargent, Jr. Her maternal grandfather, Thomas McCarter, was head of New Jersey Public Service Commission and a benefactor of Princeton University. Cody Sinclair, whos the hospitals incident commander, said there has been a, Now heres Sheridan Medias look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Sept. 1, 1920. To set up immediate access, click here. The family also spent time in South Carolina. Neltje, also known as Neltje Doubleday Kings (October 10, 1934 April 30, 2021), was an American artist, businesswoman and philanthropist. In a 2018 segment posted on YouTube, Neltje said she moved to Wyoming because she wanted freedom, and she described herself as a hunter/gatherer. After moving to Wyoming, she taught herself as an artist, painting in whats been described as abstract expressionism. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue.

She is the author of the 2016 memoir, North of Crazy (9781250088147). She operated the working ranch in part for preservation of historic and land resources; the original stone house was built soon after the SpanishAmerican War. Many people first knew Neltje as the woman who saved the Sheridan Inn. As an artist, Neltje was a recipient in 2005 of the Wyoming Governors Arts Award, and her paintings have been hung in exhibits not only throughout the Rockies but across the nation. Neltje was born in New York City as Neltje Doubleday in 1934 to Ellen McCarter and Nelson Doubleday. (LogOut/ The granddaughter of Frank Nelson Doubleday, founder of the publishing company that bears his name, she also found time to write a book, North of Crazy, a memoir in which she shared the story of how she overcame abuse to realize her strength. She has also created a variety of awards and programs to encourage writing and the arts, including the Neltje Blanchan Literary Award and the Jentel Foundation, which supports artists' residencies at her ranch in Banner, Wyoming. In 2010, Neltje made an estate gift to the University of Wyoming, which it says is the largest in its history. Neltje leaves legacy of art, philanthropy in Wyoming. She died Friday, at age 86, and in death left one final legacy to Wyoming: Some time back, according to an article on file in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wyoming room, other than bequests to family and some others, she left her Sheridan County ranch to the University of Wyoming. Learn how your comment data is processed. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. [5], Neltje Doubleday Kings died Friday, April 30, 2021 in Banner, Wyoming.[6]. Neltje was recognized for her contributions to the community with a Keystone Award in 2013. If working at an office location and you are not "logged in", simply close and relaunch your preferred browser. She has also received an honorary degree from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. In 2005 Neltje received the Wyoming Governor's Art Award for her artwork; she was an abstract painter. After the couple divorced in 1965, Neltje moved with her young children to Wyoming. She has also created a variety of awards and programs to encourage writing and the arts, including the Neltje Blanchan Literary Award and the Jentel Foundation, which supports artists' residencies at her ranch in Banner, Wyoming. At that time, Butch Jellis, her longtime friend and partner in ownership of the Wrench Ranch, said Neltje was a person whose creative and free spirit matched the vastness of Wyoming. Applications are taken twice a year. Sunshine. In addition to creating her own artwork, Neltje has endowed and organized programs to encourage other artists and writers. Coming to Sheridan in 1965 with her children, she bought the inn in 1967 two years after the inn was closed to the public and just in time to save the structure from being razed. Mary Burgess, left, and Neltje share a laugh during Thursdays Keystone honoree reception on Main Street. abstract expressionist painter, american, neltje, new york city, wyoming. [7] There she has gradually built her art career, learning to paint and working in a variety of materials, including sculpting. [2], American artist, businesswoman, and philanthropist. The program has expanded to admit artists and writers for short-stay residencies which run eleven months of the year. She has since added to the property for cattle ranching and hay production. When she was in elementary school she got a failing grade because she didnt want to color inside the lines. Neltje and her business partner, Butch Jellis, donated nearly 100 acres of the Wrench Ranch property in North Sheridan to Sheridan College for its AgriPark, and donated land for the creation of Doubleday Park. She has also created a variety of awards and programs to encourage writing and the arts, including the Neltje Blanchan Literary Award and the Jentel Foundation, which supports artists' residencies at her ranch in Banner, Wyoming. Neltjes work has been featured in collections at the Smithsonian, the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, the IBM Corp. in Denver, the UW Art Museum and the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne, among others. Promotional Rates were found for your code. To find out more about PWs site license subscription options, please email Mike Popalardo at: mike@nextstepsmarketing.com. Neltje enters the WYO Theater with long-time friends Mary Burgess, left, and Butch Jellis, right, for the Keystone Awards Thursday night. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. [4] They also continued to see their father in New York. It consists of her ranch, studio, art collection, and financial holdings. Thank you for reading! Neltje, Ky Dixon, and Homer Scott, Jr. were honored at the 2013 Keystone Awards. Their paternal grandparents were Neltje Blanchan De Graff and Frank N. Doubleday; their grandfather was the founder of the United States Doubleday publishing company. Working in every aspect of its operations, she also added a gift shop and art gallery to the hotel interior. She donated land on the north end of Sheridan both for Sheridan Colleges Agri-Park and the Doubleday Park, which will eventually include soccer, baseball and softball fields along with other recreational opportunities.

Born Neltje Doubleday in 1934, she is the daughter of Ellen McCarter and Nelson Doubleday, and has an older brother Nelson Doubleday, Jr. When the gift is realized, the university will base the UW Neltje Center for the Visual and Literary Arts at her ranch, creating a center for collaboration among three university departments. Low 62F. You have permission to edit this article. Price range information: Sorry none available. Neltje inspired many a young local Sheridan girl when she first arrived. She also founded the Jentel Foundation, which awards artists and writers from across the country with monthlong artistic residencies. The gift of her estate includes all of her financial assets, her ranch and studio, and her personal art collection. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. She brought artistry and awareness to the Sheridan area. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Board Receives Overview of Hospital Response to COVID-19. In later years, while being a mother, grandmother and companion to a number of dogs, she found time to become involved in Sheridan County as a philanthropist, founding the Jentel Artist Residency Program on her ranch in Banner, along with Turned Antiques, which features pieces from around the world and her own travels. Below a link to the website of the artist: http://www.neltje.com/html/selectimages.htm. On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribepurchase a subscription to continue reading. Neltje was born in New York City in the year 1934. Change), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Neltje owned the inn for 18 years after that, renovating parts of the historic structure and adding a gift shop. We hope that you enjoy our free content. Your current subscription does not provide access to this content.

Following the first pilot residencies of writers in 2001, the foundation had undertaken both renovation of existing buildings and new construction to create additional facilities to support the Jentel program. Call:1-800 -278-2991 (outside US/Canada, call +1-847-513-6135) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday (Central), Neltje. In May 1953 at the age of 18, Neltje married John Turner Sargent, Sr., then 28 and already working at the Doubleday Company. She is represented by galleries and her work is held in numerous private collections and museums, including the Smithsonian Institution; Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne; and Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.[12]. Some years later, Neltje dropped her surnames, legally using only one name: Neltje. SHERIDAN Renowned artist and philanthropist Neltje, 86, died peacefully at her ranch in Banner Friday, April 30, 2021, leaving a legacy of art and philanthropy regionally and nationally. Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds. [13] In 2005 she received the Wyoming Governor's Art Award. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Nelson and Neltje attended private schools. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. In addition, her work is in private collections in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. [8][9] She renovated parts of it, and in 1968, "re-opened the Inns saloon, which was followed a year later by the re-opening of the dining room, the Ladies Parlor and the Wyoming Room, an all new addition to the Inn. A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. In her later years Neltje has experimented with the medium of sculpture. Over the years, she supported many organizations in the Sheridan area to help improve the overall quality of life. [10] The inn has been owned since 1990 by the Sheridan Heritage Center, Inc.[11], In her art, Neltje has concentrated on painting abstract works. NOTE: If you had a previous PW subscription, click here to reactivate your immediate access. The original size was 440 acres but she has added to it over the years. An allegation has been made that, a day. In this clip a great montage of works by Neltje over her multiple decades long career: What a great expressionist and loose style the artist has created. Neltje and her brother, Nelson, were born into a patriarchal family of click here to reactivate your immediate access. "[9] It was renewed as part of community life of the city. The artist has made the arrangements to give most of her estate to the University of Wyoming when she dies. In 2005 Neltje received the Wyoming Governor's Art Award for her artwork; she was an abstract painter. She and older brother Nelson Doubleday Jr. wereraised in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Only one death from the, How Sheridan Memorial Hospital is responding to the COVID-19 crisis was the focus of a meeting of the hospitals board of trustees Wednesday. An abstract expressionist, Neltje was essentially a self-taught artist who moved to Wyoming in 1966 and gained distinction as a rancher, developer, entrepreneur, educator, retailer, designer and benefactor. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. Your email address will not be published. It consists of her ranch, studio, art collection, and financial holdings. Zeke Scher, "The Lady Who Saved the Inn", "Gift Will Create Powerhouse Arts Center", "Gift will create powerhouse arts center", "Neltje DOUBLEDAY; Late Publisher's Daughter Is Bride of John T. Sargent in Christ Episcopal Church", "John Sargent Former Doubleday President Dies at 87", "Neltje leaves legacy of art, philanthropy in Wyoming", "History: Jentel Artist Residency Program", "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Sheridan Inn", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Neltje_Doubleday_Kings&oldid=1081062145, Articles with dead external links from February 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, This page was last edited on 5 April 2022, at 02:47. When the gift is realized, the university will base the UW Neltje Center for the Visual and Literary Arts at her ranch, creating a center for collaboration among three university departments.[1][2]. Sorry, no promotional deals were found matching that code. Her main ranch is located in Banner, Wyoming. She owned and operated it for 18 years.

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Neltje, also known as Neltje Doubleday Kings (October 10, 1934 April 30, 2021), was an American artist, businesswoman and philanthropist. In January 2001 she created the private Jentel Foundation, to support and manage artists' residencies at her ranch in Banner. Their grandmother wrote books on gardens and birds. Joel Ostlind draws Neltjes portrait live at the Keystone Awards Thursday night at the WYO Theater. High 101F. Rae Maries, left, greets Neltje, with Bob Giurgevich, middle, during the honoree reception on Thursday at the Twisted Hearts store. She started to draw at the age of 30 and became increasingly involved in making art. PW site license members have access to PWs subscriber-only website content. Her work is held in many private collections and museums including the Smithsonian Institution, the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne and the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings. [3][4] They had a daughter Ellen and son John Turner Sargent, Jr.[4] Sargent was promoted to leadership positions at Doubleday, where he later served as president and chairman. Her paternal grandparents were Neltje Blanchan De Graff and Frank N. Doubleday, the founder of the U.S. Doubleday publishing company. New to PW? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From her home in Sheridan County, she has been a major contributor to the community, including saving the Historic Sheridan Inn from demolition and renovating it for public use; and contributing to the Sheridan County YMCA, the Sheridan Young Writers Camp, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan College and other entities. I never drive by the Sheridan Inn without thinking. By 1967, she married a Mr. Kings, an artist; they divorced after six years. It was a pleasure to meet this extraordinary person a few times. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. doubleday nellie milliken degraff james Neltje, also known as Neltje Doubleday Kings (October 10, 1934 April 30, 2021), was an American artist, businesswoman and philanthropist. http://www.jentelarts.org/sitepages/aboutjentel05.htm, http://viaf.org/viaf/206144647670926529879, http://arz.dbpedia.org/resource/__, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. (LogOut/ Neltje, an artist, philanthropist and member of the Doubleday publishing family (her full name is Neltje Doubleday Kings), remembers a full life, if not a well-examined one. There was a problem saving your notification. Along the way, and in the years since then, Neltje continued to contribute to the community as a painter, author and philanthropist.

When she was in her early 30s she began creating more and more art. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. But shes more than just a painter and an author. Change). In 2010, Neltje made an estate gift to the University of Wyoming, which it says is the largest in its history. (LogOut/ Neltje Doubleday left New York and moved to Banner, Wyoming, where in 1966 she bought a 440-acre ranch on Lower Piney Creek. The siblings were born in New York City; they grew up in Oyster Bay, Long Island. So grateful for her influence on me and my hometown. And the estate gift of her Sheridan County ranch to UW, to serve as the universitys Neltje Center for Contemporary Visual and Literary Arts, constitutes the largest private gift in UWs history. Known only by her first name, Neltje concealed her identify as buyer of the Sheridan Inn for $135,000 for six months, according to articles written about that purchase. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair looks back in time, over 100 years ago, to the impact of Spanish influenza as reported in the pages of the Sheridan Enterprise in 1918. Thank you for signing in! Change), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Thank you for reading!

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