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Dorothy Dehner Art

American, 1901-1994

Dorothy Dehner was one of the important women artists in the United States in the mid-century American abstraction movement (the Museum of Modern Art in New York has more than a dozen of her works in its collection). Unfortunately, she has been overshadowed by the titanic presence of David Smith (the most important sculptor of the Abstract Expressionist period), whom she married when they were both young artists experimenting with abstraction in the 30s. Though she, too, devoted an amount of time making sculpture, she was the more talented painter of the two (they separated in the 40s, allegedly due to Smith's feelings of competition with Dehner). Her pen and ink and watercolor works are the most moving, expressive and original of her creations. When the Museum of Modern Art decided to buy one of her works for its permanent collection in 1953, it was one of these watercolors it chose. The Jewish Museum and Cleveland Museum of Art have held major retrospectives of Dehner's work. In 1993, the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased one of Dehner's watercolors from this same period. Her work is also in the British Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, Phillips Collection (Washington D. C.), Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of American Art, among others.

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Artist: Dorothy Dehner
Untitled (Three Horizontal Totems)
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and pen and ink on cream wove paper. Signed in ink by Dehner.
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Dorothy Dehner Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Polychrome Composition
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor and pen and ink on cream wove paper. Signed and dated in ink by Dehner. Dimensions with the frame are 12 x 15 inches.
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Dorothy Dehner Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Pen

Osmos
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Osmos Ink, watercolor, and wash on paper Signed and dated by the artist lower left (see photo) Condition: excellent Sheet size: 24 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches Frame size: 37 x 29 inches Cre...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Dorothy Dehner Art

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Ink, Watercolor

The Pinks and the Blues
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Fairlawn, OH
The Pinks and the Blues Watercolor, pen and ink on paper, 1954 Signed and dated in ink lower left, titled in pencil verso. Provenance: Gift of the Artist Privat...
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1950s Abstract Dorothy Dehner Art

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Watercolor

Mid Century Modern Geometric Abstraction
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
DOROTHY DEHNER Mid Century Modern Geometric Abstraction, ca. 1970 Silkscreen on wove paper Plate signed on the front; bears Academy Arts label on the back Published by: Academy Arts...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Dorothy Dehner Art

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Screen

"Navaho", 1970, Silkscreen by Dorothy Dehner
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Dorothy Dehner, American (1901 - 1994) Title: Navaho Year: 1970 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Image Size: 17 x 22 inches Size: 20 x 26 in. (5...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Dorothy Dehner Art

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Screen

Untitled from Lunar Series
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
Dorothy Dehner Untitled from Lunar Series, 1971 Lithograph on white Arches paper 22 × 27 inches Pencil signed, dated and numbered; with inscription including unique series number; wi...
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1870s Minimalist Dorothy Dehner Art

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Lithograph

Nickle Drawing
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Nickle Drawing Ink and watercolor on laid paper, 1982 Signed and dated lower right in ink The title references a comment that her husband, David Smith, made regarding her drawings. ...
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1980s Abstract Dorothy Dehner Art

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Watercolor

Dorothy Dehner, (Abstraction)
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
This large scale drawing is signed and dated ink and closely relates to her sculptures of this period. The dimensions of 23 x 31 inches are the size of the sheet of paper.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Dorothy Dehner Art

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Ink, Pencil

Dorothy Dehner, (Poster Design)
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
This (Poster Design) was made for the exhibition 'Dorothy Dehner, Sculptures and Watercolors,' at the Willard Gallery, May 7 through 31, 1957.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Dorothy Dehner Art

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Ink, Watercolor

The Dead Tiger
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Fairlawn, OH
One of a series of watercolors Dehner created in the Hudson Valley and gave to a patron. They are variations of the same composition with differing colors. Titled by the artist in p...
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1950s Abstract Dorothy Dehner Art

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Watercolor

Couple
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Concord, MA
DOROTHY DEHNER (1901-1994) Couple, 1988 Patinated corten steel 55 x 48 x 12 inches Signed, dated, and numbered at base: Dehner ’88 / 1/3 From an edition of 3 PROVENANCE Richard L. ...
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1980s Abstract Dorothy Dehner Art

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Steel

The Pinks and the Blues
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in Fairlawn, OH
The Pinks and the Blues Watercolor, pen and ink on paper, 1954 Signed and dated in ink lower left, titled in pencil verso. Provenance: Gift of the Artist Privat...
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1950s Abstract Dorothy Dehner Art

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Watercolor

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