Nelly King Griggs Alexander
(1875 - 1943)
Nelly King Griggs Alexander was active/lived in Nebraska, California. Nelly Alexander is known for landscape and still life painting, textile art, music.
Biography Nelly King Griggs Alexander
Nelly Griggs Alexander
1875 Beatrice, Nebraska – 1943 San Bernadino, California
Fine art painter, musician and poet, Nelly Griggs Alexander was a cultured, talented woman who had unique, positive circumstances through family, community, education, father and husband.
Nelly was born in Beatrice, Nebraska in 1875, and lived there to age 18. Her birth was at the height of the state's grasshopper infestation, and at the brink of crippling drought and financial collapse of the 1890s. But unlike many thousands of settlers who fled the state, the Griggs family held on because of opportunities and financial rewards that accrued to Nelly's father., Nathan Kirk Briggs. His story, beginning wit
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