Dorothy (Mann) Dehner
(1901 - 1994)
Dorothy (Mann) Dehner was active/lived in New York, Ohio. Dorothy Dehner is known for abstract sculpture, naive style painting, printmaking, drawing, collage.
Biography Dorothy (Mann) Dehner
Painter, sculptor, art writer, and poet, Dorothy Dehner explored abstraction*, cubism*, realism* and surrealism* during her artistic journey. Early in her career she was known for painting and for large-cast metal sculptures, but in the 1950s and 1960s, turned increasingly to wood cut into hard-edge geometric shapes. From 1950, she lived primarily in New York City.
Dorothy Dehner was born in 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, but, as a teenager in 1916, moved to Pasadena, California when her parents died. Her artistic interests were initially in acting. She majored in drama at UCLA for the school year of 1922-1923, then moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.
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