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Cape Ann, Place Mat, Block print, 1976; Isabel Natti (b. 1946); Rockport, Massachusetts; Print on cloth; 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.; Collection of Sarah-Elizabeth Shop; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Cape Ann, Place Mat, Block print, 1976
Isabel Natti (b. 1946)
Rockport, Massachusetts
Print on cloth
13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.
Collection of Sarah-Elizabeth Shop
Photography by Jason Dowdle
Lane's Cove, Lanesville on Cape Ann on a cold winter's day: :
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Isabel Natti
Rockport, MA
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The rocky headland of Cape Ann has long inspired artists. The area is home to many Finns who came to work in the granite quarries, including Isabel Natti's paternal grandparents. Isabel Natti's linoleum block prints are locally rooted in subject matter and technique. From her father, affiliated with the Folly Cove Designers, Isabel learned the principles of design and a reverence for nature shared by the local Finnish community. Natti's designs depict scenes of life by the sea, ranging from majestic clipper ships to the workaday culture of fishing life.
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