Nichele Nichols

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Nichele Nichols Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

P&P is not included in the above prices.


It could all have been so different. In the early 60’s, Nichele Nichols toured the United States, Canada and Europe as a singer with the Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton bands, proving beyond doubt, her first rate jazz credentials.

However, a romantic involvement with producer Gene Roddenbury would lead to her most famous role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular ‘Star Trek’ television series (1966-1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander.

Nicholls’ ‘Star Trek’ character, one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time. When Nichols was considering leaving the series, no less a political luminary than the Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. would both personally praise her work on the show and ask her to remain on-board.