The Third and Elm Press

Founded in 1965, Ilse Buchert Nesbitt has produced woodblock prints, limited edition books, and note cards. Local scenes, flowers, land and seascapes, are all created on 19th century printing presses.


29 Elm Street
Newport, RI 02840

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  • Curbside Pickup
  • Masks Required
  • Private Appointments
  • Virtual Shopping
  • Note cards
  • Matted prints
  • Framed prints
  • Woodblock prints
  • Printing press
  • Art
  • Nature
  • Books
  • Unique

Ilse Buchert Nesbitt

Ilse moved to the United States in 1960 and taught typography and book design at the Rhode island School of Design in Providence, R.I for five years. In 1965 she founded the Third & Elm Press with her late husband, calligrapher and type historian, Alexander Nesbitt. Since 1965 she has done numerous one-woman and group shows in the U.S. and Germany. Work can be found in the U.S. in the libraries of New York, Chicago, Providence, and many others. Her work is also housed in Germany in the libraries of Hamburg, Leipzig, and in the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach as well as in numerous private collections around the world.

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