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Margaret Nelson(1901-1981): Botanical Block Prints

Solomon Seal, Margaret Nelson.
Solomon Seal, Margaret Nelson.

Margaret Nelson(1901-1981), was a member of the Folly Cove Designers(1938-1969), made mostly of women, who were residents of Cape Ann, MA.  Although many of the members were not formally trained as artists, Margaret Nelson attended the Boston Museum School for sculpture.  I have Solomon Seal in my garden, and Nelson’s print has a verdant crispness, with the veined leaves.

Pineapple by Margaret Nelson
Pineapple by Margaret Nelson

Stratoz and I collect papercut art, and Margaret Nelson’s Pineapple print echoes the precise cuts of the papercutter, and the pineapples converge in a glorious mandala.

More images at my Margarets Pinterest Board.

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