Polly Thayer (Starr) Search

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Rarely without a sketch book, pencils and charcoal, and often with a portable watercolor set in her folding canvas artist’s stool, Thayer made memorable visual records of her winter respites in St. Kitts, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Nassau and Antigua.  Fascinating as she found the creations of snow, she loved the warmth and fertility of the islands: “Everything in the tropics is so extravagant! It appeals to me temperamentally right down the backbone,” she wrote to May Sarton.

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