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.

Stencils & Signs:
Painting Inside and Outside the Lines

Nora Biehle cherishes her great-grandfather's stencils, used to embellish the mansions of Ohio industrialists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Today, she lovingly hand-cuts her stencils, using new designs to decorate urban residences, restaurants, retail stores, lobbies, and offices.  Whether freehand or stenciled, Nora's work uniformly captures that elusive quality: originality.