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...

Dahlov's Career...

Solo Exhibitions

(A Selected List)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY 1939

Bignou Gallery, New York NY 1940

Passedoit Gallery, New York NY 1943

Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA 1944

A.C.A. Gallery, New York NY 1946


Farnsworth Museum, Rockland ME 1949 '56 '78-9

Wellons Gallery, New York NY 1950 '52

Children's Museum, Oakland CA 1956

Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME 1959 '63 '70 '2001-2

University of Maine, 1965 '67 '69 '70 '71 '75

Museum Of American Art, Ogunquit ME


Westbrook College, Thirty Year Retrospective, Portland ME 1966

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA 1968

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset ME 1969

Dalzell-Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles CA 1970

Bates College, Lewiston ME 1966 '70 '78 '90


Keystone Junior College, La Plume PA 1975

Delaware Art Museum Library, Delaware MD 1976

Unity College Art Gallery, Unity ME 1976

Cape Split Place, Addison ME 1977

Frost Gully Gallery, Portland ME 1977 '85


Community Gallery, Lancaster PA 1978

Hobe Sound Galleries, Hobe Sound FL 1979

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville ME 1980

Center for the Arts at the Chocolate Church, Bath ME 1988 

Beeker Gallery, Lewiston ME, 2000

Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Millennium Exhibition, , Brunswick ME 2000

Frost Gully Gallery, Freeport ME every two years - 2003 to present

Two Person Exhibitions

Elmira College, Elmira NY - with Marguerite Zorach, 1962

Harlow Gallery, Hallowell ME - with Jeana Dale Bearce, 1964

Hartley Gallery, Kenebunkport ME - with Anneke Brook, 1965

Colby College Museum of Art, ME - with Bernard Langlais, 1974

Frost Gully Gallery, Portland ME - with Thomas Crotty, 1974

Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich CT - with Bernard Langlais, 1978

Group Exhibitions

(A Selected List)

Corcoran Biennial 1939

Carnegie Institute 1941 '43

Detroit Institute: "Fourteen Outstanding Women Artists" 1943

Portland Museum Art Festival, ME 1948 '49 '54 '55 '56 '57 '59

Pennsylvania and Detroit Annual 1958 '62


Boston Art Festival 1956 '57 '62

Bowdoin College, ME 1958 '75 '86

Ogunquit Art Museum, Ogunquit ME 1958

Maine State Art Festival, ME 1960 '61 '62

Temple Beth El Festival of Art, ME 1961-1971


Pennsylvania Academy 1962

Hobe Sound Galleries, FL 1972-1988

Shore Galleries, Boston MA 1973 '74

Maine Coast Artists, Rockport ME 1974 '75 '84 '85

Maine State Museum: "76 Maine Artists" 1976


American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY 1980

Payson Gallery of Art, Westbrook College ME

"Five Deborah Morton Women" 1982

"Women Pioneers in Maine Art" 1985

Public Collections (keyword search Dahlov Ipcar)

Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville ME

Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland ME

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford NJ

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY


Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston ME

Newark Museum, Newark NJ

Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME

University of Maryland, College Park MD

University of Maine at Orono, Farmington, and Southern Maine

Westbrook College, Portland ME

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Maine Elementary School Collections (Paintings)

Endfield Station; Harpswell; Washburn; Wayne

Corporate Collections

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Augusta ME

Pierce Atwood Scribner Alien Smith & Lancaster, Portland ME

Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson, Portland ME

People's Heritage Bank, Portland ME

Casco Northern Bank, Portland ME

Guows Managment, Portland, ME

L. L. Bean Inc, Freeport ME

Also represented in numerous private collections


Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Springfield, MA 1979

Kingfield Elementary School, Kingfield ME 1980

Narragansett Elementary School, Gorham ME 1981

Poland Springs Community School, Poland ME 1982

Georgetown Central School, Georgetown ME 1989

Lee-Winn Elementary School, Lee ME 1993

Crescent Park Elementary School, Bethel ME 1994

U.S. Post Office, LaFollette TN 1939

U.S. Post Office, Yukon OK 1941

Patten Free Library, Bath ME 1978

Mid Coast Hospital at Brunswick, Maine, 2003

Awards & Honers

Clara A. Haas Award, Silvermine Guild 1957

Maine State Award (with Adolph Ipcar), Maine Arts Commission 1972

Deborah Morton Award, Westbrook College 1978

Honorary L.H.D. University of Maine 1978

Honorary D.F.A. Colby College 1980

Women of Achievement Award, Westbrook College

& Junior League of Portland ME 1984

Living Legacy Award, Central Maine Area Agency on Aging 1986

Honorary D.F.A. Bates Collage, Lewiston ME 1991

Kerlan Award For Children's Literature, University of Minnesota 1998

Katahdin Award,Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association, 2002

Maryann Hartman Award to Maine Women of Achievment, 2003

NEIBA- New England Independent Booksellers Association Award, 2011

Moonbeam Children's Book Award, 2011

Maine in America Awar, Farnsworth Museumd, 2012

Maine College of Arts Gala Honors, 2013

Georgetown Citizen of the Year Award, 2013

Portland Press Herald - Dahlov, one of "Ten Mainers to be Thankful For".


Archives of American Art. Smithsonian Institution. Washington D.C.

Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Films/ Videos

"Dahov Ipcar" Vision Series #47, 1975
U.S. Information Agency Film
(for distribution abroad only)

"Open Waters and Safe Harbors -- Gentle Breezes"
Intergenerational Life Planning Series 1988,

Produced by Maine Committee on Aging -
VP Productions, South Portland ME

WCSH TV, Bill Green's Maine, 2009

Maine Public Broadcast Network, Conversations with ME, Frank Ferrel, 2009

New England Cable TV, featured 2009

Dahlov On Creative Growth: https:/ - produced by Robert Ipcar, 2013


Brown Cow Farm Filmstrip, Weston Woods 1966

Wonderful Egg on 78 record (!) , Classroom Materials Co

Art In Embassies Program

Bangkok Thailand 1967

Ottawa Canada 1979

Vilnius, Lithuania 1994

Cream Seperator, 1945, private collection