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Lived/Active: Nebraska/Iowa      Known for: trees, landscape, still life and building painting, woodcuts

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BIOGRAPHY for Amy Sadle
1940 (Woodbine, Iowa)

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trees, landscape, still life and building painting, woodcuts

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted April 2004 and updated January 2012, is from the artist.

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Amy Sadle, a resident of Syracuse, Nebraska, has had a career as a painter and printmaker of landscapes, still lifes and buildings, working in watercolor, oil, and woodcuts. She writes that a "trademark of her style is an exaggeration of perspective and a spontaneous appearance called 'touch of hand'.  Each work is very personal to her own life experience. It is my goal to move the viewer to see their own lives and observations as important and exciting by combining materials and words or distorting perspectives often using humor or droll observation."

She was educated in Iowa, and at age twelve began to study impressionist art. After attending the University of Iowa, she married a career Navy Sea Bee, and had five children. By age 31, she was living in Syracuse, which, isolated from art centers, led to her determination to exhibit and take art instruction across the country.

Sadle attended many workshops including in Iowa City, Iowa; the University of Rhode Island at Wakefield; the International Relief Print Symposium in Tampa Florida; and in Cuba, Ohio, and Colorado as well as in Nebraska. She studied watercolor with Ed Whitney and Virginia Cobb, and printmaking with Fritz Eichenberg and Naoko Matsubarua. Other teachers are Claude Croney, and Calvin Goodman.

Her artwork can be found at the Statue of Liberty Museum in New York, the Universities of North Dakota and Nebraska, the Des Moines Art Center, Mc Cook College in Nebraska, Nebraska Public Television buidling in Lincoln, Nebraska Indian Commission, and numerous churches. She has been featured in the magazines "Pallet Talk" and "American Artist Country People". Sadle was also the editor of "Impact, the Art of Nebraska Women", for which she won an Addie Award and Superb Printing Award. She is the author of a Canadian regional history book, "Home of Wooden Ships and Iron Men."

Resume, Updated January 2012


Born in Woodbine, Ia, daughter of a grocer;

Atlantic High School: Awarded yearbook artist, Scholastic Art Awards, Leadership Scholarship;

Universities of Iowa and Rhode Island; illustrated student handbook;

Over 100 instructors: Ed Whitney, Fritz Eichenburg, Naoko Matsubra, Frank Webb, Virginia Cobb, and more;

Amy lived and studied in two countries and six states. She’s exhibited in nearly all states and five countries.



Pallet Talk;

American Artist;

Nebraskaland Magazine (2 issues);

Country People;

Ladies' Column, Cuba;

Illustrated book University of Iowa;

Author, "Home of Wooden Ships and Iron Men," Canadian Tweedsmire Award;

Contributor, "Higher Education Logic for Printmaking" C.E. Cunningham;

Author, "Hunter Hall" a true historic Civil War novel;

Author, "Creating a Winner in Any Media" artist workbook;

Director & Editor, "Impact the Art of Nebraska Women," best seller, 2 awards;

“Blossom the Art of Flowers,” Houston Natural History Museum;

Endangered Species: Flora and Fauna, Wilding Museum, CA;

Omaha World-Herald, Leading NE Artists;

The Creative Experience Dillman;

Stations of the Cross, Grand Island, NE;

Park West review NY;

Kansas Public TV "Needles and Threads;

Art featured in 4 issues of Décor magazine;

Florida printmaker publication;

Daniel Smith editorial.


Signature membership ANAC;

Research grant D. Smith;

Who's Who in American Art/Woman;

Artist in the Schools, NE Arts Council;

International Biographical Centre;

California Art Review;

Outstanding Young Women of America;

ANAC (Association of Nebraska Art Clubs) Award for Service to the Arts;

Artist Mother of the Year representative (3), second in nation award.



St. John's International Art Museum, NFDL (2);

Tour de Caaques' Spain (2);

Invitational Fundraiser Kennedy Center, National Symphony Sponsor D.C.;

"Blossom, the Art of Flowers" international tour Houston Natural History Museum;

Wilding Art Museum, Los Olivos, CA;

 "Endangered Species: Flora and Fauna in Peril" Museum of Nebraska Art, NE;

Joslyn Museum, NE;

Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO (3);

Memphis School of Design;

Plains Museum, NE;

Rutledge Gallery, Dayton, OH;

First Bank of Cuba;

Cannon Building, D.C.;

Butler Art Center, Butler, PA;

Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA;

Jacob Javits Building, NY;

Stuhr Museum Grand Island, NE;

University of North Dakota;

University of Kansas;

San Diego Print Club, CA;

University of Nebraska (3);

Dahl Art Center, SD;

University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE;

Impact Tour, 20 states;

Needles & Threads, 20 locations;

Midwest Arts, "Drawing" Curator, Norman Geske;

Sioux City Art Center, IA;

Art and Print Expo, Philadelphia, PA.



Art in the Woods (4) Overland Park, KS;

Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO;

Watercolor USA, Springfield, MO (2);

Print USA (award) Springfield , Mo.;

Fred Wells, Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE;

Midwest Graphics, KS;

Dartmouth College, NH;

Print Club of Albany;

Amsterdam National;

Ottawa National, WS;

University of Kansas;

Pratt Graphic Center NY;

Dogwood Festival, Georgia Tech;

Joslyn Museum NE;

Florida Printmaking Society (3);

San Diego Print Clubs;

West Nebraska Art Center;

Maywood College, PA;

Midwest Watercolor Society;

Montana National Miniature;

Florida National Miniature;

Iowa Watercolor Society;

Louisiana Watercolor Society;

Sioux City Art Center, IA;

Dozens of regional competitions.



Numerous churches and hospitals;

Statue of Liberty, NY;

Nebraska Indian Commission;

Educational Television;

University of Nebraska;

Nebraska Humanities;

McCook College, NE;

Alliance Art Center, NE;

Des Moines Art Center, IA;

St Theresa Church, Mitchell, NE;

St. Rose, Torrington, WY;

Tulsa City Library, OK;

Olivia, NY;

Jackson Hole, WY;

20 State galleries;

Numerous prestigious private collections;

Vice Admiral Grenfell,

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