The Newton TAB reports that the Newton Free Library threw a party to celebrate Newton sculptor Nancy Schôn’s 90th birthday this past week.   Ms. Schôn created the beloved Winnie the Pooh and Friends bronze sculptures in the library garden as well as the iconic Make Way for Ducklings in Boston’s Public Gardens.

She’s 90 and going strong.  I tracked her down and called her out of the blue a few months ago in connection with a misguided project I was trying to hatch,  She was wonderfully gracious, funny, helpful, and knowledgeable  – particularly since I was just a random stranger calling her out of the blue.

My project turned out to be impractical but the highlight was definitely talking to this wonderfully talented sculptor who lives and sculpts with a permanent twinkle in her eye.  Happy birthday Nancy Schôn.


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