Nellie’s Gallery

Nellie Painting above the Niagara Falls, circa 1930 (2017.05.142)

Nellie Gail Moulton Exhibit opens on September 3rd, 2022 and runs until December 31, 2022. This exhibit showcases twenty-five pieces of her work. Nellie Gail Moulton (1878-1972) was a teacher, mother, wife, rancher, philanthropist, and artist that lived an extraordinary life to the fullest. She traveled the country and the world multiple times by ground, sea, and air. She painted along the way.

An avid en plein air artist that painted her entire life, Nellie was dedicated to the craft. She studied with renowned artists William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, and Frank Cuprien. Her works reflect the rich beauty of nature and landscapes throughout California and beyond. Her work is at Bower’s Museum, Festival of the Arts, and Chapman University Escalette Permanent Art Collection.

Moulton Museum has collected and conserved many of her sketches as well as her oil on board and canvas creations. We hope to show the depth of Nellie Gail Moultons’s work in public exhibitions. Her fine art collection is the first exhibition in Nellie’s Gallery. Through the Eyes of a Pioneer Woman: Nellie Gail Moulton will be on exhibit at Soka University in May 2023. We will have an artist-in-residence program starting in 2023. Please inquire for our exhibition schedule.

Learn more at moultonmuseum.org/nellie-gail-moulton-exhibit.

​Portrait of Nellie Gail Moulton with California Seascape, c. 1968, Photo print with hand painted elements, Collection of Chapman University.