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Chromatically colorful and bright photograph of an elder woman with silver hair sitting justified left in the frame, looking to the right, in an oversized dark purple sweater with her hands on her lap and multiple paintings in the background.
“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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