Nancy Metz White (1934 - 2018)

Birth date: 1934 Death date: 12/10/2018  
Birth location: Madison, Wisconsin Death location: Minneapolis, Minnesota  
Media: Pastel , Printmaker , Sculpture Web site: http://
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Biographical Brief

Nancy Metz White is an artist from Wisconsin. She has large-scale outdoor sculptures installed in two Milwaukee County Parks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. White uses brightly painted welded steel and forge flashings recycled from Milwaukee heavy industry to produce colorful tree forms. Tree of Life, which is 2½ stories high, was erected in Mitchell Boulevard Park in 2002. Magic Grove, a grouping of three tree forms, was installed in Enderis Playfield in 2006. Conceived as a community gathering place, Magic Grove includes benches designed by the artist and a commemorative brick walkway. In both Tree of Life and Magic Grove, bird forms perch amid the tree branches, adding a fanciful touch.

A smaller welded outdoor sculpture, Helping Hands, whimsically constructed from hand die forms recycled from a glove factory, is on permanent display at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

In 2011, Fantasy Garden, a grouping of five larger than life painted steel flowers also made from forge flashings, was installed on the plaza of the retirement community, Saint John’s On The Lake, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1934, White graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a bachelor’s degree in art education and also did graduate study there. She served as creative arts coordinator at Urban Day School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. White is also a printmaker and pastel artist. She was married to Joseph Charles White who died in 2009.

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