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Dorothea Tanning




 


 


Dorothea Tanning

(b Galesburg, IL, 25 Aug 1910).

American painter, sculptor, illustrator, stage designer and writer. She studied at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1932 before moving to New York, where she saw the exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism (1936–7; New York, MOMA) and was inspired to become a painter. After meeting Max Ernst in 1942 she became part of the group of exiled Surrealists living in New York during World War II. Her first one-woman exhibition took place at the Julien Levy Gallery in 1944.
 

 

 

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning in 1948


 


Dorothea Tanning


Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning



 

Ein klein nachtmusik
1946


 

Birthday


 


To Max Ernst
1970


 


Vorace Veracite
1956


 

Beyond the Esplanade
1940


 

The Philosophers
1952


 

Fatala
1947


 

La lumiere du foyer
1950


 


Rencontre
1952



 


The Black Rose


 

Guardian Angel


 


Family Portrait
1954


 


Untitled. Aquatint, for La mysicite charnelle de Rene Crevel
1976


 

On Fire
1949


 

A Mi-Voix
1958


 

Homage to Ernst
1970


 

The tide
1970


 

The Mirror


 


Maternity
1946



 

Collage


 

Untitled


 

Untitled


 

Homage to Marcel Duchamp


 

Les demeures d'Hypnos


 

Composition for XXe Siecle
 

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