by Janet Ball McGlinn

Janet (Ball) McGlinn (1915–88) was one of the most talented postwar artists working on Nantucket. She founded the Nantucket Printmakers with Schuyler Bradt (1909–79) in 1969 and taught printmaking, especially the technique of collograph, at the Artists Association of Nantucket when the workshop operated in the winter in the Kenneth Taylor Galleries. A Philadelphia native, McGlinn attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Art Students League in New York City. Her stunning print series, created in 1972 and first exhibited in 1980, vividly highlights key scenes and characters from Melville’s whaling epic Moby-Dick.

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