Artist, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and traveler Nannie Tull Wezniak of Boston and formerly of Concord died on Tuesday, July 4 after a brief illness. She was 85.

She was the loving wife of 64 years to Frank John Wezniak.

Nannie Harrison Tull was born in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 1937, the daughter of the late Colonel Lloyd Harrison Tull and Ellen Louise (Dade) Warfield Tull.

Raised in a military family, she lived her early years in Texas, Virginia, South Carolina and California. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in Clemson, S.C. and went on to attend Wellesley College.

In 1958, she studied art at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, where she embraced the culture and learned to speak fluent French. She also grew fond of the great French museums and art.

In 1960, she earned a master’s degree from Stanford University. In addition, she later studied art at the University of Tennessee and Foothill College and received a studio art diploma at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, followed by a fifth-year certificate with a traveling scholarship to China and Egypt.

On Sept. 5, 1959, Nan and Frank were married in Clemson, S.C. and began their long, loving life together. They continually supported each other’s interests while bonding at core values.

Nan was a founding member of the 249 A Street art studio cooperative in Boston, where she worked for more than 40 years. She was an admired and respected encaustic painter and creator of large charcoal drawings. Her detailed work was featured throughout New England and across the United States, with more than 35 solo exhibitions and two retrospectives at the Boston Public Library and Danforth Museum of Art. Her art was also exhibited at The Arkansas Museum at Wellesley College, and more than 65 corporate and nonprofit organizations. She received many awards along with artists' residencies.

Nan enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, reading, cooking, book clubs and a mahjong club. She cherished spending time with her family. She was a longtime and faithful member of the Old South Church in Boston, where she ushered and volunteered for numerous events.

She was fortunate to travel to more than 70 countries and experienced many cultures and beautiful scenery.

Nan and Frank were blessed to share their time with the Martha’s Vineyard community. Their first residence was located in Katama, where they spent many wonderful years enjoying the summer season. In their later years, they moved to a cottage at the Harbor View Hotel.

Her love, spirit and selfless devotion were admired and treasured by all who knew her.

Along with her husband Frank, she is survived by her daughter, Patricia Webster and her husband Greg of Plymouth, her son Doug Wezniak and his wife Sharon of Texas, and her grandchildren Garrett and Cassie.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Nan for her memorial service on Sunday, August 13 at 3 p.m. at the Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street in Boston.

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