Nancy Maybin Ferguson

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Nancy Maybin Ferguson was born and raised in the Germantown area of Philadelphia. As a young artist she studied with Elliott Daingerfield in Provincetown. She started classes at 19 at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design) and later the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she was awarded a Cresson Traveling Scholarship and worked under William Merritt Chase, Hugh Breckenridge, and Charles Hawthorne.

Ferguson became known for her colorful townscapes and street scenes across Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Provincetown, and Truro, Massachusetts. She was an active member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists who traveled and exhibited together from 1917-1945. Throughout her career she exhibited nationally in ten states and at the Paris Salon in france. Today her works are represented in institutions across the U.S., including in the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, the National Academy of Design in New York City, and the Buffalo Fine Arts Museum in New York.

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