In Memoriam 1936-2016
Nancy was born on December 31, 1936 in Hoboken, NJ. She was raised in Hagerstown, MD and attended St. Maryís from elementary school through high school, graduating in 1954. She went on to attend Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she majored first in Speech and Drama; then English; and then luckily she found her true home in their small Art Department studying art. She was taught and profoundly influenced by Kenneth Noland. She studied sculpture with Claire Fontanini and painting with Franciscan Fra Alexis Smith. Nancy graduated in 1958 Cum Laude with a BA in Art.
In 1959 Nancy married William (Bill) U Reybold III, moved to Talbot County, MD and began raising their family of six wonderful children. In the 1960s and 70s she and her family lived in Reisterstown, MD, Indianapolis, IN, and Laurel, MD and she did a fabulous job raising her kids. From 1976-1984 while living in Laurel, MD, Nancy studied watercolor with William B.(Skip) Lawrence. She also attended two of his summer workshops in Boothbay Harbor, ME. In the late 1980ís Nancy took studio space in Savage Mill, Savage, MD, and began selling paintings. While there, she helped found the Foundry Street Gallery Co-op. She had two 2-person shows under their auspices and later, when it relocated to Owen Brown Shopping Center, she had two 1-person shows.
Over the years she received numerous awards for her watercolor paintings, including the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Her watercolor paintings have developed from fluid and loosely painted to vibrant abstracts. After moving to the Eastern Shore in 1989 she quickly established a studio in the Brooklets Building in Easton, MD which she has occupied for the last 25 years. For 20 years she oversaw the weekly Life Drawing sessions at the Academy of Art Museum in Easton. In 2011 Nancy helped found the Main Street Gallery in Cambridge, MD. She was an active member of the Main Street Gallery until her death. Nancy was member of the eastern shore Working Artists Forum for over 20 years.
View Nancy's website for additional information.
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