Boris Margo (1902 — 1995)
Jan Gelb. Artist Biography:
New York educator, painter,printmaker Jan Gelb (1906–1978) worked at the MacDowell Colony from 1955–1957,and again in 1972. Early in her career, she studied art at the Yale University School of the Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Students League in New YorkCity. Her work was featured in 1958 in the Whitney Museum of Art exhibition Nature in Abstraction.
She returned every year from that time onwards and in 1940 brought Boris Margo up from New York with her, toset up home in a shack lent by Hazel Hawthorne. Eventually the couple lived inisolation on the dunes in a shack that Boris built on the site of the old Coast Guard station, where O'Neill once lived. Their front yard was simply the beach and for Jan Gelb, it was, for all the time she knew it, a tremendous inspiration. From the artist archives of The Provincetown Art Association & Museum. Museums: Metropolitain Museum, Whitney Museum, Indiana Museum of Art.