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“I found that I could put in a sort of cubist background. It wasn’t like a National Geographic panorama, which always seems so crowded with animals and things that it doesn’t seem natural. And while a cubism is not natural, it just seems right.”
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In this oral history, which was conducted July 2015 at the artist’s home and studio in Maine, Dahlov Ipcar discusses:

  • Her home studio and the murals she painted early in her career.
  • Her direct painting method.
  • How she developed her approach to painting, which she called, “non-intellectual cubism.”
  • Attending Caroline Pratt’s City and Country School in Greenwich Village as a child.
  • What it was like to move from New York City to Maine as a young artist in 1937.
  • Her career as a children’s book author and illustrator.
  • The influence of Eastern painting and antique art on her artistic vision.
  • The decline of her eyesight due to macular degeneration.

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