Nellie Marae Gebers
(1901 - 1995)
Nellie Marae Gebers was active/lived in Iowa, California. Nellie Gebers is known for rural scene painting and teaching.
Biography Nellie Marae Gebers
Nellie Castor Gebors:
Born and raised in the small community of Ira, Iowa, Nellie Castor's desire to paint appeared at an early age, and when refused lessons by a local artist, her parents purchased a small box of watercolors. Nellie then supplied her own canvas (cigar box lids) and brushes (cotton wound on toothpicks) to create her first scenes. Castor was the first child in her family to attend high school and frequently took a train the ten miles to class, allowing her to meet John Gebers, the Baxter, Iowa depot agent. Nellie finished her senior year and graduated with honors (May 1920), and in June of that year, married Gebers. The couple moved to Denver, Colorado, and she enrolled at the Denver Art Institute, studying under Robert G
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