Ferber, Herbert

Ferber, Herbert,

1906–91, American sculptor, b. New York City, grad. Columbia (D.D.S., 1930). His original name was Herbert Ferber Silvers. Turning from early massive figures in wood and stone, he developed large, spatially inventive abstractions in brazed metal called environmental sculpture. Among his works are Green Sculpture II (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo), Sunwheel (Whitney Mus., New York City), and Covenant II and Flood II (Temple Anshe Chesed, Cleveland).


See catalog by W. Andersen (1962).

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Ferber, Herbert

(1906–91) sculptor, dentist; born in New York City. He attended Columbia University (B.S. 1927; D.D.S. 1930), and studied at the Beaux-Arts Institute, N.Y. (1927–30). A practicing dentist as well as abstract sculptor, he is noted for his environmental rooms, such as Sculpture to Create an Environment (1961).
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