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Neltje Doubleday Kings is an American abstract expressionist painter. Neltje was born in New York City in the year 1934. In her later years Neltje has experimented with the medium of sculpture.

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The artist has made the arrangements to give most of her estate to the University of Wyoming when she dies. The gift of her estate includes all of her financial assets, her ranch and studio, and her personal art collection.

Neltje was first married to a husband that ended up as president and chairman of the Doubleday Publishing company. After divorcing her husband the artist relocated to Wyoming. When she was in her early 30’s she began creating more and more art.

Her main ranch is located in Banner, Wyoming. The original size was 440 acres but she has added to it over the years.

Below a brief interview with Neltje:

Below a link to the website of the artist:


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. When she was in elementary school she got a failing grade because she didn’t want to color inside the lines. Glad to see she kept on her own path!