by Margery Niblock
Signed Woodcut Print
Size 26″ x 19″
Margery Niblock grew up in New York City, married a Philadelphian after graduation from college and lived in Center City for thirty years. Margery has been a printmaker since 1958. Her work is in collections throughout the United States and abroad. The 1972 UNICEF Engagement Calendar had one of her woodcuts, “Fantasy,” chosen for inclusion, and her work was used as a cover and feature story in the Today Magazine of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She also appeared on several TV shows to demonstrate the techniques of woodcutting and printing, and taught private classes for both adults and children.
Niblock was commissioned by many organizations to do special pieces during the time she made her home in Philadelphia; The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Ars Moriendi, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), American Friends Service Committee, Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Developmental Center for Autistic Children, and Support Center for Child Advocates.
In 1989 Margery moved to Portland, Maine, where she has had two solo exhibits and illustrated a dozen books. In Maine her drawings and woodcuts appeared in Greater Portland Magazine and the Maine Times. She has also visited several Portland area schools to discuss her art with the students.