Portrait of Numael by former student Kelly Carmody
Numael Pulido was born in Colombia, South America in 1939. He came the United States in 1958 to study painting and enrolled at the Art Student's League where he studied with George Gross and Frank Mason. While still a student he won the SJ Wallace prize at the National Academy of Design and was subsequently represented by the Bernard Black Gallery.
As early as 1970 he withdrew from the gallery world and moved to New Hampshire, feeling the need to acquire further freedom of technique, that which is so evident in the work of the Classical Masters. Here he commenced to experiment in depth with the techniques of oil painting.
In the mid 80's, he moved to England and resumed his professional career, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in London; he was represented by the John Noote Galleries in Worcestershire for the duration of his stay in England.
In 1989, he returned and settled permanently in the United States to paint and teach in Hancock, NH. where he has introduced many now recognized artists to the principles of Classical Painting. His portraiture is represented by the Vose Galleries in Boston, Ma.
Numael Pulido's portraits can be found in numerous private collections in this country and in Europe, as well as in prestigious institutions, including The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., Exeter Academy, NH., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Mass., Franklin Pierce College, NH. and Merrimack College, Andover Mass.