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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Past Exhibitions

Drawings and Bronze Sculptures by Nancy Webb



29 June – 18 September 1981

This exhibition featured drawings and bronze sculptures by Nancy Webb. The artist, who painted portraits and illustrated children's books, worked in Boston and in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. She specialized in natural history themes, which sometimes bordered on the fantastic. Her work was characterized by a vigorous draftsmanship and sensitivity in the creation of images in bronze. "My work is derived from natural forms, animal, insect, fish and vegetables," Webb said. Arturo Vivante, novelist and short-story writer, wrote that "Nancy Webb, through many of her sculptures and drawings, seeks the secrets of creatures who are nearer to earth, water and sky than we are—horseshoe crabs, fish, birds—and introduces us to a world in which form is paramount."