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These two wonderful characters run the Nantucket Folk Art and Carving studio where they carve and paint the quaterboards (Traditionally, ship owners would name their ships and attach the name, carved into a board, to the sides of their ships. Now, house owners do this on Nantucket) and shop signs. Paul and Jean's handiwork is ubiquitous throughout the island, and they have truly become "beloved institutions". They are also wonderful, down-to-earth people full of reserved warmth and humor. Classic Nantucket characters!

Paul McCarthy/Jean Petty
Paul McCarthy/Jean Petty, Nantucket Folk Art and Carving
4 color woodcut
18" x 36"