Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Dahlov Ipcar IV


'I Like Animals' published in 1960 by Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017) has a wonderful graphic style, enhanced by its limited palette.


Dahlov Ipcar was the daughter of Fauvist painter Marguerite Zorach and the sculptor and painter William Zorach. It was natural that she would follow them into a life of artistic expression. She briefly attended Oberlin Art College but soon rejected academic studies, finding them too restrictive on her creativity and dropped out after one semester. During her career she published over 30 books for children, four fantasy novels and also created many paintings and textile sculptures. 
Dahlov was fortunate to always find encouragement and support for her work and had her first solo exhibition aged 21 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.during her career she was also recognised by being awarded honorary degrees from the University of Maine, Colby College and Bates College. In 1998 Dahlov was awarded the 'Kerian Award for Children's Literature' by The University of Minnesota.