In each of these works, Herb focuses our attention on the individual beauty, delicacy, morphology, and essence of our native wildflowers. And in each, his delight and love shine through. Although he died in September of 2002, he left a lasting legacy in the memories of the thousands of people whose lives he touched.
A Tribute to Herb Dengler (1912 - 2002)
These drawings and paintings of Herb's were originally posted here as a tribute to Herb on his 90th birthday, this past July. While we now mourn his passing, we present his artwork here in celebration of his life, his passion for nature, and his love of Jasper Ridge. We all miss you, Herb.
As part of a Portola Valley History book project, Nancy Lund, Tor Lund, and Rebecca Young scanned 25 of Herb Dengler's original paintings in 2002. These watercolors were all completed in the late 1980's and early 1990's, and display an attention to botanical and artistic detail that is truly amazing.