Nieves Marshakek Billmyer (b. 1909-1999) was born in California. She attended California College of Art, and then later moved to New York to study with Hans Hoffman. She studied with Hoffman for around ten years, developing her style as an abstract expressionist, though was influenced by neo-plasticism. During her studies, she met her husband James Billmyer. She was notoriously underrepresented as an artist; her husband’s resentment and distrust of the art world kept her from showing and publicizing her work.
Her work is among many private and public collections, including BASS Museum, the MET, among others.