Fry Fine Art in New Hampshire Mounts Rare Show of Master Painters Shirley and Numael Pulido; Exhibit Features 47 Oils by Husband and Wife Team

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Reclusive artists painting and teaching in Hancock for decades share collected and recent works for the first time in Peterborough’s newest gallery from July 12 - September 29, 2019

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The show at Fry Fine Art gallery is the most extensive public exhibit mounted in their lifetime as working artists

Fry Fine Art, a gallery specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st-century American works and located on Grove Street in Peterborough, NH is pleased to present 47 works of master portrait painters, Numael and Shirley Pulido. Curated by Mindy Taylor, gallery manager, the exhibit will be on view July 12 through September 29, 2019.
Numael, born in Colombia, made his way to America to study at the Art Students League in New York City. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, and his portraiture is represented by The Guild of Boston Artists in Boston, MA. Among Numael’s many portraits are such well-known personalities as American poet and D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick, former New Hampshire Governor Walter Peterson, and Lucy Stone (1818-1893), a leading advocate of women’s rights and co-founder of the American Women’s Suffrage Association. Numael’s portraits can be found in numerous private collections in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in prestigious institutions, including The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA; Exeter Academy, NH; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA; Franklin Pierce College, NH; and Merrimack College, Andover MA.
Shirley attended Syracuse University, The University of Rochester, The Brooklyn Museum Art School and the Cooper Union in New York. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Sorbonne and Le Grand Chaumier. In 1970, she moved to Hancock, NH with her husband Numael to specialize in portraiture, still life, and landscape murals, establishing a career as an oil painter and pastel artist.
Now in their eighties, Shirley and Numael Pulido have been quietly painting and teaching private students since leaving New York over 50 years ago. The show at Fry Fine Art gallery is the most extensive public exhibit mounted in their lifetime as working artists.
Fry Fine Art gallery features art curated from the collection of Stan and Cheri Fry, as well as high-quality antiques, objets d’art, tribal rugs, and handcrafted furniture made in New England. For more information, please contact Mindy Taylor at 603-784-5420 or email
Fry Fine Art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am -5 pm. More at and on

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