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Nathan Cabot Hale

AMENIA — Nathan Cabot Hale, 95, passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2021. 

He was born on July 5, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Virginia Markoe Ferris and Nathan Cabot Hale. Nathan served in the United States Marine Corps and the Merchant Marine service in World War II. 

In the 1940s, he was educated at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Art Students League. 

A distinguished sculptor of the human family for over 70 years, Nathan Hale was known for having invented the method for modeling the human figure in molten bronze using the oxy-acetylene welding process. His sculpture is represented worldwide in both museum and private collections. 

A member of The National Sculpture Academy and The Century Society, he was also a Fellow of The National Sculpture Society, held a Ph.D. in the morphology of form in nature, taught Anatomy at the Art Students League from 1985-1992, and was a senior editor of the publication Art/World. 

A prolific writer on various aspects of art, Nathan also published a volume of poetry and wrote a series of books about figurative art, nature and the human birth process. 

Nathan is survived by his wife, Alison Hale of Amenia; his daughters, Terri Dean and Lisa Rose, grandchildren, Stephanie, Amy, Max, and Maya; and his great-grandchildren.

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