Arthur Garfield Dove
(1880 - 1946)
Arthur Garfield Dove was active/lived in New York. Arthur Dove is known for abstract botanic landscape painting.
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Born in Canandaigua, upstate New York, Arthur Dove is credited as being
the first innovative abstract painter in America. Many of his
abstractions showed obvious Oriental influence and were derived from
landscape and organic subjects with color used freely and calligraphic
line emphasizing energy or force. Generally his method was to
make watercolor sketches outdoors and later oil paintings in his studio.
also made assemblages from a variety of materials including aluminum,
tin, copper, glass, wood, fabric, and found objects. Some were
three dimensional like sculpture, and he was a meticulous craftsman.
was named for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in 1880
and grew up in a co
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