Happy Birthday: Dorothy Dehner

Dorothy Dehner was an American Abstract Expressionist artist born on December 23rd.

Dehner had been an actor with relative success, until 1925; when a visit to Europe inspired her to study art. There she was inspired by the Cubism, Fauvism, and Constructivism. She studied diligently and became a prolific artist working in mixed media, sculpture, painting, and printmaking. She is considered a part of the Abstract Expressionist, even though she didn't regularly exhibit with other artists from that movement.

I was happy to see a page about her on the National Women in the Arts website and to find a clear record of her writings here.

"The past, the present, my visions, my memories, everything I know and see, and what is true to my spirit are in my work." ~ Dorothy Dehner