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Inez C. Sewell – Artist Inspired by Nature

This example Tribute Blog is one way to share a life story. This Tribute Blog is a chronological progression through a woman’s life through her art. If you are new to this Blog, scroll down and start from the oldest posts first, as it’s chronological through her life.

Master Woodcarver

This final post in Inez’s Tribute Blog shares some of her wonderful carvings and her great joy in, at last, owning her own business and competing in national woodcarving shows.

Dabbling with Wood

Inez found her passion of working with wood.


Throughout Inez’s life she drew. Here is a selection from over her entire career.

Abstract Art

In the 1960’s Inez Explored geometric abstraction with her series on boats.

Influences – The Natural World

Inez’s love of nature began as a child and grew through the years. It influenced her artwork throughout her life.

Ceramics and Sculpture Arts

In the mid 1950’s Inez reached age 30, and she left NYC to move back to the Capitaland Region of upstate New York, this time for good. She was employed as a junior high school art teacher in the Troy, NY school district. From the late 1950’s and through the 1960’s, Inez dabbled in the…

Metalwork and Jewelry

Inez dabbled in metal and jewelry making in the 1950’s. She was influenced by the new art movement of the times: abstract expressionism.

A Seamstress Perfected

A years work as a seamstress for a professional theater in NYC taught Inez garment construction and she continued to develop her eye for detail.

An Early Artistic Influencer

Tribute Blog post #5. An accomplished painter and nature lover, Carrie E. Clute influenced Inez’s career path and style of painting.

Greeting Card Business

In the late 1940’s, Inez moved back to Manhattan. She worked in an advertising firm, as well as started her own greeting card business. At the time, she was known as Inez Parker, and her company was “Parker Studios”. Her entrepreneurial spirit would be tapped again later in her career, with both a mail order…

College Years: 1942 – 1945

Inez attended the Pratt Institute of Art in Manhattan, NYC and earned her degree in Advertising Art. This was during World War II. She lived in an apartment in Manhattan with her friend, Barbara Adams, and they celebrated the end of the war at the ticker tape parade. Her degree set her up for a…

Painting in Nature

Born in 1924, Inez grew up during the late 1920’s and through the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Her past times as a child were simple: reading, playing paper dolls and art. This short movie clip from 1939 is the first we see of her with her artwork – an expedition in nature with her…

Who was Inez?

Inez was born in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1924, and grew up inspired by art. Two of her aunts were professional artists: Carrie Clute (1891-1968) and Inez “Ethel” Reade (1880 – 1973). After high school, Inez studied art earned her degree at Pratt Institute in Manhattan, N.Y. in the 1940’s. Her earliest works are drawings and…

Hi, I’m Crystal. This Tribute Blog is an example of what one can do to share a life story or an aspect of one’s life. If you have questions about how to create such a Tribute Blog, let me know.

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