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Artist:
Dorothy Dehner, born Cleveland, OH 1901-died New York City 1994  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink and watercolor wash on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (46.1 x 58.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1949
Exhibition Label:
This watercolor refers to Dehner’s life at Bolton Landing in upstate New York during the 1930s and ‘40s. Although the title suggests that she represented specific people, the forms relate instead to the natural world and only occasionally reference human beings. The tall, vertical shapes evoke totemic presences, but the variations endow each one with an individual personality.
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Fantasy  Search this
Landscape\New York\Bolton Landing  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1987.12.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7bac7d487-4011-4330-a033-b51ea653ecab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1987.12.1