by: A’Dora Phillips
February 21, 2018
“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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