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.
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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