Artist of the moment….Dorothy Dehner

Dorothy Dehner was an American sculptor born in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1901. For her artistic education Dehner studied dance at the University of California at Los Angeles, California. In addition Dehner attended  the American Academy of Dramatic Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $50,000.

Dehner was married to a fellow artist named Roland David Smith. Smith was an Abstract Expressionist that worked with sculpture and worked on a very large scale. The couple were married from 1927 until 1952 but died young in a car crash in 1965. This interview features David Smith talking about his artwork:

Dehner would marry again, her second husband ran a publishing company.

Dehner also attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.For her printmaking studies she studied under Stanley Hayter at a private atelier. Below an example of Hayter’s abstract art.

hayter

Dorothy Dehner passed away in 1994.

Dorothy Dehner is part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Smithsonian Art Museum.

What a great level of abstraction in both her printwork and sculptures.

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