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...

Past Exhibits...

Fall - Winter 2004

Georgetown Town Office
Georgetown, Maine
December 6 - January 28
Recent oil paintings as well as select works from the collection of Gene Reynolds.

Fall - 2003

November 16th - December 18th, 2003

Exhibit at Frost Gully Gallery
1159 Route 1
PO Box 202
Freeport, ME, 04032
Phone: 207 - 865 4505
Reception November 16th: 3-6pm

October 23
Maryann Hartman Award to Maine Women of Achievment
Was presented to Dahlov at the University of Maine OronoInfo:

The Educational Alliance
The Emest Rubinstein Gallery
197 East Broadway
NY, NY 10002
212 7802300
My Mother's An Artist
April 26 - May 29th

A joint exhibition which featured a collective gathering of artist's and their mother's works as well as personal essays. Mother/ daughter artists Dahlov and Marguerite Zorach were featured, with one work apiece.

Maine Art Gallery
Warren Street
Wiscasset, Maine
207 882 7311
Stephen Howard & Friends
May 15th - June 8th

An exhibition which included Dahlov's works

Other Past Exhibits

Fall - Winter 2002

We've added Dahlov's extended biography "Seven Decades of Creativity" from the Portland Museum of Art Exhibit Catalog of the same name to our biography page.

Spring - Summer 2002

May 5-7, 2002
Augusta Civic Center,
Awards luncheon & Presentations

Dahlov was the recipient of the 2002 Katahdin Award, a lifetime achievement award given by the Youth Services Section of the Maine Library Association in recognition of "an outstanding body of work of children's literature in Maine by an author or illustrator." This was the third year that the committee has presented the award with the first award in the year 2000 given to Robert McCloskey and the second given to Roy Gallant. The entire committee sends their congratulations to Dahlov on making a significant contribution to children's literature as a Maine author and illustrator.

Fall 2001 - Winter 2002

October 6 - January 27, 2002

Major Retrospective:
The Portland Museum Of Art* "Seven Decades of Creativity

Coincided with the Zorach Family Show (William & Marguerite) November 6th - January 6, 2002

Maine Times Review (11/29/01) Edgar Allen Been

Maine Times RIP - 2011- New Maine Times

October 14th
Special Maine PBS Documentary Video Showing
Dahlov Ipcar - "Maine Masters Series"
Meet Dahlov w/ Q & A
Eastland Park Hotel, Portland, M

November 7th
Joint Reception to coincide with the Zorach Family Show (William & Marguerite) November 6th - January 6, 2002

November 30th
Dedication of Major Mural - "October Woods"
Scroll down to "healing Environment" at:
Mid Coast Hospital at Brunswick, Maine
Two 4 X 5 joined canvas panels depicting Maine October woods & wildlife.

Even More Past Exhibits

The Beeaker Gallery
330 Sabattus Street-+-
Lewiston, Maine
Phone: (207) 777 8863
October12- December 31, 2000
watercolors & prints

Millennium Exhibition
October 1, 1999 - January 31, 2000
Dahlov exhibited at the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
12 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011.

"Biosphere", oil, 4ft x 6ft 1996

Now owned by the World WIldlife Foundation

Many Summers Ago

Chocolate Church, Bath, Maine
Paintings & Soft Sculptures
Dahlov's love of animals has persisted throughout the years. She has always depicted her subjects in somewhat stylized and imaginative form rather than realistically in a photographic sense. She is not interested in realism as such: but she does base her workon actual animals, enhancing their forms to bring out the desired artistic effects, often rendering the backgrounds in a modified cubistic style. Dahlov has painted in oil from the age of sixteen, but did not start creating her soft sculptures until around 1945. Her soft sculptured animals are unique in conception. She was among the first in this century to develop soft sculpture as a fine art form.