Representing more that seventy years of work, this volume is the first retrospective publication of Dahlov Ipcar’s art. Best known for her vibrant collage-style paintings of animals, Ipcar’s talents have earned her wide recognition. Her work is included in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Her numerous solo shows include a one-woman show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1939, when she was 21. She has received the Maine State Award from the Maine Arts Commissions, the Deborah Morton Award from Westbrook College, honorary doctorates from the University of Maine and Colby College, a Woman of Achievement Award from Westbrook College, and a Living Legacy Award from the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging.
In Addition to being a successful painter, Ipcar has illustrated more than thirty children’s books, many of which she also wrote, and she has written four novels.