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Painter, Sculptor, b. 1901 - d. 1994

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            • Dorothy DEHNER: Pair of Watercolor Paintings
              Mar. 09, 2024

              Dorothy DEHNER: Pair of Watercolor Paintings

              Est: $200 - $300

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) pair of watercolor paintings of a workshop and a street scene, respectively, each signed lower right. [Art: 15" H x 19" W; Frame: 23" H x 27" W].

              Roland Auctions NY
            • Dorothy Dèhner (American, 1901-1994), Abstract Shapes, Plaster Sculpture, Signed and dated 69 on Verso, 9 x 13 1/2 in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm.)
              Mar. 05, 2024

              Dorothy Dèhner (American, 1901-1994), Abstract Shapes, Plaster Sculpture, Signed and dated 69 on Verso, 9 x 13 1/2 in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm.)

              Est: $100 - $200

              Dorothy Dèhner (American, 1901-1994), Abstract Shapes, Plaster Sculpture, Signed and dated 69 on Verso,

              Weschler's
            • Dorothy Dehner Abstract Watercolor Painting
              Feb. 17, 2024

              Dorothy Dehner Abstract Watercolor Painting

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) Marking(s); notes: signed; 1962 Materials: watercolor on paper Dimensions (H, W, D): 20.5"h, 8"w; 29"h, 16.25"w frame Additional Information: Drawings & Watercolors This lot is available for truck shipment to points along the I-95 corridor at a flat rate of $350. First-floor delivery within 50 miles of Interstate 95 (I-95) from PBMA in Lake Worth Beach to Connecticut, including but not limited to New York City (New York), Hamptons (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Washington (D.C.), Atlanta (Georgia), Highpoint (North Carolina), Rhode Island, and Boston (Massachusetts). Shipper is a third-party vendor; payment for their services and any delivery instructions should be directed to them. We are willing to combine shipping for qualifying lots where possible; please inquire to confirm availability and quote. International shipments will be referred to a third-party carrier; please email us if you need assistance. Winning bidders are welcome to use their own shipper if preferred.  

              Palm Beach Modern Auctions
            • DOROTHY DEHNER (AMERICAN, 1901-1994).
              Dec. 10, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER (AMERICAN, 1901-1994).

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Untitled. Watercolor and ink on woven paper. Signed and dated '83' lower left corner. From a Manhattan, NY estate.

              Clarke Auction Gallery
            • DOROTHY DEHNER (AMERICAN, 1904-1994).
              Dec. 10, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER (AMERICAN, 1904-1994).

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              Untitled. Bronze. Signed and date '84'. From a Manhattan, NY estate. bronze: 4.5" h x 1.50" l x 2.25 w. w/base: 5.50" h x 2" l x 2.75" W.

              Clarke Auction Gallery
            • DOROTHY DEHNER, NAVAHO, SCREENPRINT
              Nov. 17, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER, NAVAHO, SCREENPRINT

              Est: $400 - $800

              Artist: Dorothy Dehner, American (1901 - 1994) Title: Navaho Year: 1970 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Image Size: 17 x 22 inches Size: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.04 cm)

              RoGallery
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Navaho.
              Nov. 16, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Navaho.

              Est: $1,200 - $1,800

              DOROTHY DEHNER Navaho. Color screenprint on white wove paper, 1970. 440x570 mm; 17 3/8x22 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 38/150 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Egyptian Theme.
              Nov. 16, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Egyptian Theme.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Egyptian Theme. Color screenprint on white wove paper, 1970. 440x589 mm; 17 3/8x23 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 96/150 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Try to Get Out.
              Nov. 16, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Try to Get Out.

              Est: $1,200 - $1,800

              DOROTHY DEHNER Try to Get Out. Pen and ink with wash and watercolor on cream wove paper, 1946-50. 305x245 mm; 12x9 1/2 inches. Signed and dated "46" in ink, lower right recto., and signed, dated "50" and titled in pencil, verso. Provenance: Conner Rosenkranz, New York, with the label; private collection, New York.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled (Three Horizontal Totems).
              Nov. 16, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled (Three Horizontal Totems).

              Est: $1,200 - $1,800

              DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled (Three Horizontal Totems). Watercolor and pen and ink on cream wove paper, circa 1950. 120x147 mm; 5x6 inches. Signed in ink, upper right recto. Provenance: Private collection, Chicago.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Untitled
              Oct. 03, 2023

              Untitled

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Collection of Richard and Kathy Feld Dorothy Dehner 1901 - 1994 Untitled inscribed with the artist’s signature and date 68 (on the side of one element) bronze with stone base sculpture: 7½ by 4¾ by 4 in. (19.1 by 12.1 by 10.2 cm.) base: 1 by 4½ by 4 in. (2.5 by 11.4 by 10.2 cm.) Executed in 1968.

              Sotheby's
            • Big Tree
              Sep. 28, 2023

              Big Tree

              Est: $12,000 - $18,000

              Property from the Collection of Richard and Kathy Feld Dorothy Dehner 1901 - 1994 Big Tree incised with the artist's signature and date '72 (on the lowest branch) bronze 18 ½ by 8 by 3 ⅛ in. 41.9 by 20.3 by 7.9 cm. Executed in 1972. 

              Sotheby's
            • Print, Dorothy Dehner
              Aug. 11, 2023

              Print, Dorothy Dehner

              Est: $500 - $700

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1908-1994), "NT," 1970, lithograph, pencil signed and dated lower right, unique cancellation proof, published by Tamarind, sheet (unframed): 26.5"h x 20.5"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Dorothy Dehner. "Navaho," serigraph
              Jul. 22, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner. "Navaho," serigraph

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American, 1901-1994). Serigraph, ed. 38/150, signed and dated "Dehner, '70" 20 x 26 in., unframed.

              Alex Cooper
            • Dorothy Dehner. "Egyptian Theme," serigraph
              Jul. 22, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner. "Egyptian Theme," serigraph

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American, 1901-1994). Serigraph, ed. 96/150, signed and dated "Dehner, '70" 20 x 26 in., unframed.

              Alex Cooper
            • Print, Dorothy Dehner
              Jul. 14, 2023

              Print, Dorothy Dehner

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1908-1994), "NT," 1970, lithograph, pencil signed and dated lower right, unique cancellation proof, published by Tamarind, sheet (unframed): 26.5"h x 20.5"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Print, Dorothy Dehner
              Jun. 15, 2023

              Print, Dorothy Dehner

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1908-1994), "NT," 1970, lithograph, pencil signed and dated lower right, unique cancellation proof, published by Tamarind, sheet (unframed): 26.5"h x 20.5"w

              Clars Auctions
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Taos.
              Jun. 08, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Taos.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Taos. Woodcut on Japan paper, 1992. 654x457 mm; 25 3/4x18 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, titled, and numbered 4/15 in pencil, lower margin. From Artist's Relief Portfolio for the Homeless: Relief Prints by 15 New York Artists. A very good impression of this scarce woodcut.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Polychrome Composition.
              Jun. 08, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Polychrome Composition.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Polychrome Composition. Watercolor and pen and ink on cream wove paper, 1985. 145x232 mm; 5 3/4x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left recto. Provenance: Private collection, Chicago. Dehner (1901-1994) initially came to New York by way of California to pursue acting and dance, which she studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enrolled at the American Academy of Art in New York, but her travels in 1925 throughout Europe, where she was introduced to works by Picasso and Matisse, convinced her to change course and pursue a career as an artist. She studied for several years at the Art Students League and there met the American modernist sculptor David Smith, whom she married in 1940. She explored more progressive art forms similar to Smith's interests, adhering to abstract and cubist tendencies rather than representational imagery. The couple moved to Bolton Landing, in upstate New York, where gradually Dehner's art became secondary to her duties as a wife (her painting series Life on the Farm and a group of black ink drawings she called the Damnation Series, mid-1940s, serves as a psychological reflection of the mundanity of her life then). Their marriage was deteriorating at Bolton Landing; they separated in 1950 and divorced a year later. Subsequently, Dehner fully resumed her career as an artist, studying printmaking at Atelier 17 and returning to painting and sculpture with renewed creative energy.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled (Meditation).
              Jun. 08, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled (Meditation).

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled (Meditation). Watercolor and pen and ink on cream laid paper, 1968. 138x197 mm; 5 3/8x7 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left recto, and with notations in pencil, verso. Provenance: Private collection, New York. Dehner (1901-1994) initially came to New York by way of California, to pursue acting and dance, which she studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enrolled at the American Academy of Art in New York, but her travels in 1925 throughout Europe, where she was introduced to works by Picasso and Matisse, convinced her to change course and pursue a career as an artist. She studied for several years at the Art Students League and there met the American modernist sculptor David Smith, whom she married in 1940. She explored more progressive art forms similar to Smith's interests, adhering to abstract and cubist tendencies rather than representational imagery. The couple moved to Bolton Landing, in upstate New York, where, gradually Dehner's art became secondary to her duties as a wife (her painting series Life on the Farm and a group of black ink drawings she called the Damnation Series, mid-1940s, serves as a psychological reflection of the mundanity of her life then). Their marriage was deteriorating at Bolton Landing; they separated in 1950 and divorced a year later. Subsequently, Dehner fully resumed her career as an artist, studying printmaking at Atelier 17 and returning to painting and sculpture with renewed creative energy.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Nocturne.
              Jun. 08, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER Nocturne.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Nocturne. Engraving and roulette on white wove paper, 1954. 125x202 mm; 4 7/8x8 inches, full margins. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 7/35 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression. In 1952 Dehner began to produce intaglio prints at Atelier 17 in New York. After the workshop closed its doors in 1955, Dehner continued to expand her print œuvre at the Pratt Graphic Art Center. Later, in the early 1970s, Dehner produced twenty lithographs at the Tamarind Institute and experimented with screenprinting.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Dorothy Dehner, Untitled
              May. 23, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner, Untitled

              Est: $7,000 - $9,000

              Dorothy Dehner Untitled 1961 bronze, travertine 7.5 h x 8 w x 4.5 d in (19 x 20 x 11 cm) Incised signature and date to verso 'Dehner 61'. Provenance: Private Collection, Miami | Private Collection This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Untitled, 1967
              May. 17, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Untitled, 1967

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Untitled, 1967 Signed and dated Dehner '67 Bronze relief mounted to wood Overall 9 3/4 x 26 x 2 1/2 inches (24.76 x 66.04 x 6.35 cm), bronze 6 3/4 x 19 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches (24.13 x 48.89 x 3.49 cm) Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, private collection, Bolton Landing, NY Thence by descent in the family C 

              Doyle New York
            • Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Untitled, 1968
              May. 17, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Untitled, 1968

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Untitled, 1968 Signed and dated Dehner '68 Bronze on stone base Overall 12 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 3 inches (31.75 x 36.83 x 7.62 cm) Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, private collection, Bolton Landing, NY Thence by descent in the family C 

              Doyle New York
            • Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Warriors Returned, 1957
              May. 17, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Warriors Returned, 1957

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Warriors Returned, 1957 Bronze on wood base Overall 14 x 10 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches (35.56 x 27.3 x 22.54 cm) Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, private collection, Bolton Landing, NY Thence by descent in the family Exhibited: Dorothy Dehner: Sculpture and Watercolors, May 7 - 31, 1957, Willard Gallery, New York C 

              Doyle New York
            • Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Ladder II, 1968
              May. 17, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Ladder II, 1968

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              Dorothy Dehner American, 1901-1994 Ladder II, 1968 Signed and dated Dehner 68 Bronze on stone plinth and composite base Overall 46 1/2 x 16 x 10 inches (118.11 x 40.64 x 25.4 cm), bronze 35 x 7 x 6 inches (88.9 x 17.78 x 15.24 cm) Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, private collection, Bolton Landing, NY Thence by descent in the family Exhibited: New York, Willard Gallery, Dorothy Dehner, Apr. 21 - May 23, 1970 C 

              Doyle New York
            • Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) Landscape with Two Suns
              May. 17, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) Landscape with Two Suns

              Est: $15,000 - $25,000

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) Landscape with Two Suns Incised with signature, unique bronze with gold patina. Executed in 1962. height: 15 in. (38.1cm) width: 30 in. (76.2cm) depth: 19 in. (48.3cm) Provenance Property from a Distinguished New Jersey Private Collection. Exhibition Dorothy Dehner, Recent Sculptures, Wichita Art Museum, Kansas, October 27-Decemember 1, 1985, exh. cat., n.p. To request a condition report, or for any additional information, please email Adrianne Wolkenberg at [email protected].

              Freeman's
            • Siena #1
              May. 17, 2023

              Siena #1

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              Revolutionary Gestures: Works from a Private Southampton Collection Dorothy Dehner 1901 - 1994 Siena #1 incised Dehner and dated '62 (on the edge) bronze 8½ by 24 by 15 in. 21.6 by 60.9 by 38.1 cm. Executed in 1962.

              Sotheby's
            • Dorothy Dehner, Navaho, Screenprint
              May. 13, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner, Navaho, Screenprint

              Est: $475 - $750

              Artist: Dorothy Dehner, American (1901 - 1994) Title: Navaho Year: 1970 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Image Size: 17 x 22 inches Size: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.04 cm)

              RoGallery
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994), "Lunar Series #6," 1971, Lithograph on Arches paper, Image/Sheet: 24" H x 36" W
              Apr. 11, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994), "Lunar Series #6," 1971, Lithograph on Arches paper, Image/Sheet: 24" H x 36" W

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994) "Lunar Series #6," 1971 Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 2/20 Signed and dated in pencil lower center: D. Dehner; titled and numbered in pencil lower left; Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, prntr./pub. and with their blindstamp

              John Moran Auctioneers
            • Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) Drawing
              Apr. 03, 2023

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) Drawing

              Est: $500 - $1,000

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) "Nickel Drawing #5," ink & watercolor, initialed in pencil on reverse. Size: 5'' x 4'', 13 x 10 cm (sheet). Provenance: Acquired from Susan Teller Gallery (1999 Works on Paper Show, NYC).

              Material Culture
            • DOROTHY DEHNER (U.S.A., 1901-1994)
              Jan. 22, 2023

              DOROTHY DEHNER (U.S.A., 1901-1994)

              Est: $600 - $900

              "Formulation" abstract sculpture in patinated composite. Signed and dated 1969. From an Englewood New Jersey estate.

              Clarke Auction Gallery
            • Dorothy Dehner "Formulation" Composite Sculpture
              Nov. 20, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner "Formulation" Composite Sculpture

              Est: $600 - $800

              Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901-1994) "Formulation" abstract patinated composite sculpture, signed and dated "Dehner, '69, Sco" to bottom, circa 1969, raised on an ebonized wood base. Some restorations. 8.5" H x 14" W x 2.5" D.

              Auctions at Showplace
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Inside the Rocket
              Nov. 17, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Inside the Rocket

              Est: $700 - $900

              Etching in black and pink on wove paper, signed and inscribed 'Ed 125' in pencil. 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (sheet), 15 x 19 in. (frame).

              Stair
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled
              Nov. 17, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled

              Est: $700 - $900

              Ink and wash on paper, 1950, signed 'Dehner' and dated lower right. 17 3/4 x 23 in. (sheet), 22 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. (frame).

              Stair
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled
              Nov. 17, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled

              Est: $700 - $900

              Ink and wash on paper, 1950, signed 'Dorothy Dehner' and dated lower right. 12 1/2 x 18 in. (sheet), 19 x 26 in (frame).

              Stair
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled
              Nov. 17, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled

              Est: $700 - $900

              Ink on paper, 1955, signed 'Dorothy Dehner' and dated lower left. 20 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (sheet), 23 x 19 in. (frame).

              Stair
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled
              Nov. 17, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Bronze, signed 'Dehner' on central element, on a brown wood base. 4 1/2 x 21 x 7 in. (without base).

              Stair
            • Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled
              Nov. 17, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994): Untitled

              Est: $800 - $1,000

              Pastel on paper, 1988, signed 'Dehner' and dated lower center. 15 x 15 in. (sheet), 20 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (frame).

              Stair
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled.
              Nov. 17, 2022

              DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled.

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              DOROTHY DEHNER Untitled. Color lithograph on white Arches Cover paper, 1971. 546x679 mm; 21 1/2x26 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 12/20 in pencil, verso. Printed and published by the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, with the ink stamps and Tamarind number "71-103" in pencil, verso. A superb impression of this extremely scarce lithograph with strong colors. Dehner (1901-1994) initially came to New York by way of California, to pursue acting and dance, which she studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enrolled at the American Academy of Art in New York, but her travels in 1925 throughout Europe, where she saw works by Picasso and Matisse, convinced her to change course and pursue a career as an artist. She studied for several years at the Art Students League and there met the American modernist sculptor David Smith, whom she married in 1940. Similar to his interests, she explored more progressive art forms, adhering to abstract and cubist tendencies rather than simply representational imagery. The couple moved to Bolton Landing, a farm outside New York City, where, unfortunately, Dehner's art was secondary to her duties as a wife (Her painting Life on the Farm serves as a psychological reflection of the mundanity then). The couple separated in 1950 and divorced two years later. Dehner resumed her career as an artist, studying printmaking at Atelier 17 and returning to her much beloved medium of sculpture.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Egyptian Theme.
              Nov. 17, 2022

              DOROTHY DEHNER Egyptian Theme.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Egyptian Theme. Color screenprint on cream wove paper, 1970. 440x589 mm; 17 3/8x23 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 74/150 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Dorothy Dehner, (1901-1994, American), "Lunar Series #6," 1971, Lithograph on Arches paper, Sheet: 24" H x 36" W
              Oct. 25, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner, (1901-1994, American), "Lunar Series #6," 1971, Lithograph on Arches paper, Sheet: 24" H x 36" W

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994, American) "Lunar Series #6," 1971 Lithograph on Arches paper Edition: 2/20 Signed and dated in pencil lower center: D. Dehner; titled lower left Sheet: 24" H x 36" W Provenance: Property from Frances Luban Fine Art, Burbank, CA

              John Moran Auctioneers
            • DOROTHY DEHNER - SCULPTURAL SKETCHES (DOUBLE-SIDED)
              Sep. 22, 2022

              DOROTHY DEHNER - SCULPTURAL SKETCHES (DOUBLE-SIDED)

              Est: $400 - $600

              Lot 74 Dorothy Dehner American (1901-1994) Sculptural Sketches (double-sided) graphite on paper recto inscribed 'for dear Bill' and signed with initials 'DD' lower right sight: 5 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches frame dimensions: 12 x 28 x 1/2 inches, wood frame with glazing Provenance: From a Private Collection

              Capsule Gallery Auction
            • DOROTHY DEHNER Polychrome Composition.
              Sep. 22, 2022

              DOROTHY DEHNER Polychrome Composition.

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              DOROTHY DEHNER Polychrome Composition. Watercolor and pen and ink on cream wove paper, 1985. 145x232 mm; 5 3/4x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left recto. Provenance: Private collection, Chicago. Dehner (1901-1994) initially came to New York by way of California, to pursue acting and dance, which she studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enrolled at the American Academy of Art in New York, but her travels in 1925 throughout Europe, where she was introduced to works by Picasso and Matisse, convinced her to change course and pursue a career as an artist. She studied for several years at the Art Students League and there met the American modernist sculptor David Smith, whom she married in 1940. She exlpored more progressive art forms similar to Smith's interests, adhering to abstract and cubist tendencies rather than representational imagery. The couple moved to Bolton Landing, in upstate New York, where, gradually Dehner's art became secondary to her duties as a wife (her painting series Life on the Farm and a group of black ink drawings she called the Damnation Series, mid-1940s, serves as a psychological reflection of the mundanity of her life then). Their marriage was deteriorating at Bolton Landing; they separated in 1950 and divorced a year later. Subsequently, Dehner fully resumed her career as an artist, studying printmaking at Atelier 17 and returning to painting and sculpture with renewed creative energy.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Dorothy Dehner, Navaho, Screenprint
              Sep. 22, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner, Navaho, Screenprint

              Est: $400 - $600

              Artist: Dorothy Dehner, American (1901 - 1994) Title: Navaho Year: 1970 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Image Size: 17 x 22 inches Size: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.04 cm)

              RoGallery
            • Dorothy Dehner. "Navaho," serigraph
              Aug. 27, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner. "Navaho," serigraph

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American, 1901-1994). Serigraph, ed. 39/150, signed and dated "Dehner, '70" 20 x 26 in., unframed.

              Alex Cooper
            • Dorothy Dehner. "Egyptian Theme," serigraph
              Aug. 27, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner. "Egyptian Theme," serigraph

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American, 1901-1994). Serigraph, ed. 95/150, signed and dated "Dehner, '70" 20 x 26 in., unframed.

              Alex Cooper
            • Dorothy Dehner, Ohio (1901-1994), Bolton Rhythm, 1954, ink, watercolor, 15 5/8"H x 20 3/8"W (sight), 22 3/4"H x 27 3/4"W (frame)
              Jul. 23, 2022

              Dorothy Dehner, Ohio (1901-1994), Bolton Rhythm, 1954, ink, watercolor, 15 5/8"H x 20 3/8"W (sight), 22 3/4"H x 27 3/4"W (frame)

              Est: $2,000 - $2,500

              Dorothy Dehner Ohio, (1901-1994) Bolton Rhythm, 1954 ink, watercolor signed and dated lower right. There is a 1/2 inch tear extending down from edge top right of center. Other waviness and one or two light handling creases along edge of paper. Provenance: Purchased from Stair Galleries, NY, 2010. Biography from the archives of AskArt: Although Dehner's artistic recognition came undeservedly late in her career, her early artistic training proved extremely formative in developing her future aesthetic. Beginning at the Art Student's League in 1925 and continuing private studies with Jan Matulka in 1929, Dehner was introduced to some of the great modernists including John Graham, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis and Arshile Gorky. Trained first as a painter and draftswoman, Dehner's delicate drawings and watercolors are a prelude to her work as a sculptor beginning in 1955. They represent the possibilities available to an artist and suggest an "affinity with the understated aesthetic of Paul Klee with each line, color and form emphasizing both a visual and a symbolic isolation". [Grove]These works draw upon the primitive, calligraphic nature of oriental art. Unfortunately Dehner's artistic career was overshadowed by the career of her husband, David Smith; it would not be until after she left Smith in 1950 that Dehner would begin to gain recognition for her drawings and sculpture. Major peer recognition from greats like Louise Nevelson came about just as the Abstract Expressionist movement would wane. Throughout her career, Dehner had over 50 solo exhibitions and her works are included in the permanent collections of numerous major institutions including the Whitney, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. © 2008 Levis Fine Art, Inc.

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