Numael Pulido was born in Colombia, South America in 1939. He came to the United States in 1958 to study painting and enrolled at the Art Student's League where he studied with George Gross and Frank Mason. While still a student he won the SJ Wallace prize at the National Academy of Design.
As early as 1970 he withdrew from the gallery world and moved to New Hampshire, feeling the need to acquire further freedom of technique, that which is so evident in the work of the Classical Masters. Here he began to experiment in depth with the techniques of oil painting.
In the mid 80's, he moved to England and resumed his professional career, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in London. In 1989, he returned and settled permanently in the United States to paint and teach in Hancock, NH. where he has introduced many now recognized artists to the principles of Classical Painting.
Numael Pulido's portraits can be found in numerous private collections in this country and in Europe, as well as in prestigious institutions, including The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., Exeter Academy, NH., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Mass., Franklin Pierce College, NH. and Merrimack College, Andover Mass.