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.
Shirley Pulido, born Shirley Burke, Rochester New York, attended Syracuse University, The University of Rochester, The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Cooper Union.
She received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Paris at the Sorbonne and the Grand Chaumier in 1957. She then lived and worked in France for four years, with an ever deepening commitment to the Masters, despite her early immersion in a modern art education.
She continued to find her own connection to Classical painting - in portraiture, still life and landscape. Eventually returning to New york City she resumed her career, adding mural painting to her repertoire.
She is married to the painter, Numael Pulido.
In 1970 the Pulidos moved their studio to Hancock, New Hampshire where Shirley has established a career in portraiture and animal painting, as well as more recently having become a devoted pastelist.
In the 80's, she and her husband took a three year interlude in England where they executed murals and trompe l'oeil.
Shirley Pulido's works are in collections far and wide.