Dahlov Ipcar letter
The collection consists of a letter written by the author, and artist, Dahlov Ipcar. The letter is typed, signed, and dated October 24, 1970. It is addressed to "Susan" and relates to the author's process in writing and illustrating children's stories.
- Creation: October 24, 1970
- Ipcar, Dahlov, 1917-2017 (Person)
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Dahlov Ipcar (November 12, 1917 – February 10, 2017) was an American painter, illustrator and author. She was best known for her colorful, kaleidoscopic-styled paintings featuring animals, primarily in either farm or wild settings. She was raised in Greenwich Village, New York City; attended the City and Country School, Caroline Pratt's famous progressive school; and grew up surrounded by bohemian influences. In 1939 at the age of 21, she had her first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She was the first woman and the youngest artist to be featured in a solo exhibition at the museum. In 1945, she illustrated The Little Fisherman, her first children's book, a story written by noted children's author Margaret Wise Brown. The book is still in print. From then on, Dahlov wrote and illustrated thirty children's books of her own. In addition to easel paintings, illustrations, and soft sculptures, Dahlov completed ten large-scale mural projects for public buildings...murals may be seen at several locations in Maine...including the children's room at the Patten Free Library in Bath, and a 106-ft. panorama of Maine animals in the Narragansett Elementary School in Gorham. Many of her works can also be seen in Brunswick, Maine's Mid Coast Hospital, where she was well cared for in the end. Dahlov's works are now in the permanent collections of museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. She is also represented in the leading art museums of Maine, as well as in many corporate and private collections throughout the country. (excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlov_Ipcar ; accessed 10/2/2023)
1 folder (1 sheet, 26 x 17 cm.)
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- Guide to the Dahlov Ipcar letter
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- Peter Altmann
- October 2023
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