Beate Wheeler (Holst) received her MFA from Berkley, where she studied with Milton Resnick, and then moved to NYC in the late 1950’s as the Abstract Expressionist movement was gaining momentum. She is known for her drawings as well as her works in oil. Nominated by Mark de Suvero, she was named as one of the “50 best unrecognized artists” in ARTnews. She has lived, since its founding, in Westbeth, the largest artist community in the world. Located in Greenwich Village, it has living and working space for visual, performing, and literary artists as well as a Gallery where she exhibits annually. Her work has been featured in numerous local NYC galleries and is also found in private collections across North America and Europe including the Rockefeller family collection.