Reverse Curve

Herbert Ferber (b. 1906, New York, NY; d. 1991, North Egremont, MA)

The copper sheen of Reverse Curve gives warmth and dynamism to its form. The sculpture appears to both emerge from and dive into the ground, curving up and outward in different directions. A first-generation Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter, Herbert Ferber was among a few American sculptors in the 1940s who challenged the concept that sculpture should consist of a pedestal-bound solid mass.

Gift of Edith Ferber to Williams College Museum of Art. 76.41.2.

Located at Field Farm.