The World Of Dahlov Ipcar







"I find it hard to explain my art, but then it doesn't really need explanation.
It may seem mysterious or challenging, but all you need to do is to open your
heart to the joy and excitement of a new visual experience, to accept a new
vision of a world full of the unusual, a world of the creative imagination."

Dahlov Ipcar - Seven Decades of Creativity...

The Artist's Bibliography...

Online Links


Review Portland Press Harold by Bob Keyes
"The artist, who turns 98 this week, is exploring new ways to express herself with recent vision loss."

Review Bangor Daily News by Kathleen Pierce
"Meat, cheese, cream, butter and art every day. That’s artist and author Dahlov Ipcar’s recipe for a long life."

Review Lewiston Sun Journal by Patty Reef
"Ipcar will share more than 40 recent oil paintings and seven rare drawings circa 1945, 1946, 1980 and 2015."

Review Portland Sunday Telegram by Daniel Kanny; Dahlov Ipcar: New paintings and new perspectives

Article Publisher's Weekly, A Maine Treasure by Judith Rosen

Featured The Vision and Art Project; chronicling the boundaries between vision, sight, drawing and painting


Article London Telegraph by Nicolette Jones: Painting Keeps Me Alive

Interview by Brave The Woods; on design and illustration


15 min video
directed and filmed by her son, Robert, autumn 2013; On Creative Growth

Review: Dahlov's 2013 Biennial exhibit; Portland Press Herald; Bob Keyes

Review: 2013 Biennial exhibit by Pat Reef; Lewiston Sun Journal



Creative Growth

Catalogue of exhibition, repeat of MOMA solo show of 1939, Portland Museum of Art ME 1970

Dahlov Ipcar - The Seventies & Eighties (See Gallery II)

Catalogue of exhibition, Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston ME 1990

Dahlov Ipcar - Seven Decades of Creativity

Catalogue of exhibition, Portland Museum of Art 2001-2002
See Biography

Adult Fiction

A Dark Horn Blowing
Viking NY 1978

A.M. Heath/ McDonald, London, England 1980

German translation Der Ruf ins Andere Land
Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart, Germany 1981

Harcourt Brace CA, (paperback) 1996

The Nightmare and Her Foal and Other Stories
North Country Press ME 1990

Young Adult Novels

General Felice, McGraw NY 1967

The Warlock of Night,Viking NY 1969

The Queen of Spells,Viking NY 1973, Laure lNY (Dell Publishing) paperback 1975

Children's Books (Author and Illustrator)

Animal Hide and Seek
W. R. Scott NY 1947,reprinted Islandport Press 2014

One Horse Farm,Doubleday NY 1958 reprinted Islandport Press 2011

World Full of Horses,Doubleday NY 1955 reprinted Roman & Littlefield 2014

Ten Big Farms,Knopf NY 1958

The Wonderful Egg,Doubleday NY 1958. reprinted Flying Eye Books (Nobrow) 2014

Brown Cow Farm,Doubleday NY 1959, reprinted-Down East Books 2006 (now Rowman & Littlefield)

I Like Animals,Knopf NY 1960, reprinted Flying Eye Books (Nobrow) 2014

Deep Sea Farm,Knopf NY 1961reprinted Roman & Littlefield 2014

Stripes and Spots, Doubleday NY 1961, reprinted, Islandport Press, 2012; Spanish edition-Silonia 2018

Lobsterman,Knopf NY 1962; Down East Books ME (soft cover) 1978, still in print (now Roman & Littlefield)

Wild and Tame Animals,Doubleday NY 196, reprinted Flying Eye Books (Nobrow) 2014

Black and White,Knopf NY 1963 reprinted Flying Eye Books (Nobrow) spring 2015

I Love My Anteater With An A, Knopf NY 1964

The Calico Jungle, Knopf NY 1965; reprinted Islandport Press 2010

Horses of Long Ago, Doubleday NY 1965; Whiting & Wheaten - Exeter, UK 1968; reprinted-Down East Books 2014 (now Rowman & Littlefield); Spanish edition-Silonia 2018

Bright Barnyard,Knopf NY 1966

The Song of the Day Birds and the Night Birds, Doubleday NY 1967

Whisperings and Other Things,Knopf NY 1967

The Wild Whirlwind,Knopf NY 1968

The Cat at Night,Doubleday 1969

Japanese translation, Dainippon Tosho Ltd., Tokyo, Japan 1988
reprinted Islandport Press 2009

reprintedt, Islandport Press,

The Marvelous Merry-go-round,Doubleday NY 1970

The Cat Came Back,Knopf NY 1971

Sir Addlepate and the Unicorn,Doubleday NY 1971

The Biggest Fish in the Sea,Viking NY 1972

A Flood of Creatures, Holiday House NY 1973; Gannett Books ME (soft cover) 1985

The Land of Flowers,Viking NY 1974

Bug City, Holiday House NY 1975; Gannett Books ME (soft cover) 1985

Hard Scrabble Harvest,Doubleday NY 1976, reprinted Islandport Press 2009

Lost and Found: A Hidden Animal Book, Doubleday NY 1981

My Wonderful Christmas Tree, Gannett Books ME - (soft cover 1986), reprinted Islandport Press 2009

Dahlov Board Books - Farmyard Alphabet

Farmyard Alphabet, Islandport Press, 2011

Wild Animal Alphabet, Islandport Press, 2011

Maine Alphabet, Islandport Press, 2012

Farmyard Numbers, Islandport Press, 2014


Books Illustrated For Other Authors

The Little Fisherman,by Margaret Wise Brown, Wm R Scott 1945, reprinted Islandport Press 2009

Just Like You, All Babies Have Mummies and Daddies, by Evelyn Beyer, Wm R Scott NY 1946

Good Work, by John G. McCullough, Wm R Scott NY 1948

Junior Literary Guild Selection

One Horse Farm, 1950

World Full of Horses 1955

Brown Cow Farm 1959

Stripes and Spots 1961

Wild and Tame Animals 1962

Horses of Long Ago 1965

Song of the Day Birds and the Night Birds 1967

Bug City 1975

Resource Books

The Art of Dahlov Ipcar, by Carl Little ,Downeast Publications, 2010

Who's Who in America,Marquis IL

Who's Who in American Art,R. R. Browker NY

Who's Who of American Women,Marquis IL

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, Books Are By People, Citation Press NY 1969

Commire, Anne, editor, Something About the Author

Vol. 1 1971: Vol. 49 1987 Gale Research MI

Dibner, Martin, Seacoast Maine: People and Place
Doubleday NY 1973

Pohl, William L., The Voice of Maine, Thorndike Press ME 1983

Reef, Pat Davidson Dahlov Ipcar - Artist, Maine Art Series ForYoung Readers,Kennebec River Press ME 1987: Dahlov Ipcar, Artist,self published 2016 - updated edition with fulll color illustrations and artist commentary


Nakamura, Joyce, Editor, Something About the Author

Autobiography Series, Vol. 8, 1989, Gale Research MI

Magazine Articles

Hammel, Margaret "Dahlov Ipcar's Peaceable Kingdom"
Down East, April 1974

Schrath, Pat "A Pride of Lions in the Midst of Maine"
Maine Life, April 1978
Wilson, Pati "Her Subject is the Jungle"
Art Gallery, August - September 1984
Reef, Pat Davidson "The Intricate Vision of Dahlov Ipcar"
Bittersweet, January 1985

Ryan, Susan "Artist and Activist"
Artists in Maine, Summer 1986