Biehle Brothers

Decorative Painting

Nora Biehle continues a tradition of fine decorative painting begun by her ancestors, the Biehle Brothers.  In 1880, these master craftsmen immigrated to Ohio from the Alsace region bordering Germany and France.  American industrialists sought decorative artists to embellish their mansions, and the Biehle Brothers answered that call.  Nora combines this rich cultural legacy with her international experience and studies in fine and applied arts.  Fast forward to 21st century New York.

The Art of Visual Deception

The literal translation from the French "trompe l'oeil" is "deceive the eye".  On a two-dimensional surface, objects appear as three dimensional optical illusions.  Nora Biehle's innate talent and craftsmanship are evident in this arena.  She adorns walls, ceilings, floors and backdrops with her handiwork, ranging from sophisticated paintings to whimsical murals.