Dorothea Tanning was born on August 25th. She was known as a surrealist artist and worked in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, fiber arts, and poetry.

Considered a surrealist, her works are dreamy atmospheres and situations but with significant attention to detail. Dorothea was quite prolific with an active art career from the 1940's until her death at age 101 in 2012. Because she was active in the art world for so long there are photographic portraits of her by some of the best known photographers, check out the slide show here.

"Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don’t see a different purpose for it now." -Dorothea Tanning