May 3: Public reception, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street, Belfast, ME, to celebrate opening of exhibit of Ipcar illustrations and lithographs.
July 6: Book/calendar signing from 10 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown.
July 20: Book/calendar signing from 10 a.m. to noon at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland.
From May 3 through June 4, 2013, the Maine Farmland Trust's Gallery will be exhibiting "Celebrating the Farm," a private collection of Dahlov Ipcar's illustrations and lithographs which drew inspiration from the artist's farm life in Maine. More information....
Dahlov Ipcar will receive a Maine College of Art 2013 Art Honor Award on May 9, 2013. The Award for Leadership as a Visual Artist and the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts recognizes Dahlov Ipcar's deep and far reaching influence as a Maine artist with international recognition, and her contributions to the arts and letters for more than seventy years. More information...
Dahlov Ipcar's illustrations will be on show as part of the "
Tell Me a Story: About Maine" exhibit at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery, from June 28 through September 28, 2013. This is the third in a series of exhibitions of work by Maine artists who have illustrated children's books. Opening reception is Friday, July 26, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information...
Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet was awarded a bronze medal in the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the Board Book category. The book also received honorable mention in the 2011 Maine Literary Awards.
Dahlov Ipcar has been named winner of the prestigious 2010 President's Award from the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), an award given annually to recognize outstanding contribution to arts and letters.
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Dahlov Ipcar's illustrations are now being made into hand-sewn rugs and pillow covers by Classic Rug Collection of New York City. Find out more about The Dahlov Ipcar Collection
View a slide show of photos of Dahlov Ipcar.
The World of Dahlov Ipcar
Biography, bibliography, image gallery and more
Frost Gully Gallery
Dahlov Ipcar is represented by Thomas Crotty at the Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport, ME.
Dahlov has a Facebook page with news and events about her work.
207, a television newsmagazine show on WCSH6 in Portland, ran a feature about Dahlov in July, 2010. Watch an excerpt here.
Maine Public Television's Conversations with Maine feature on Dahlov Ipcar (Jan. 2010)
New England Cable News feature story on Dahlov Ipcar (Dec. 2009)
The Art of Dahlov Ipcar, by Carl Little (publisher: Down East), is the first retrospective publication of Dahlov's work, created over a span of 70 years.
Publisher of The Little Fisherman, My Wonderful Christmas Tree, The Cat at Night, Hardscrabble Harvest, The Calico Jungle, One Horse Farm and more.
Coming in July, 2013: Islandport Press will release Dahlov Ipcar Full Circle, a 2014 calendar that showcases the artist's remarkable series of fifteen Circle Paintings. Full details ...
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Dahlov Ipcar was born in Vermont in 1917. Raised in Greenwich Village, she spent summers in Maine after her parents (the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach) bought a farm on Georgetown Island in 1923. In 1936, eighteen-year-old Dahlov married Adoph Ipcar.
The young couple left the city in 1937 to live on the family farm where they first met. By the early 1940s, Ipcar had nearly given up thoughts of writing and illustrating books, but was contacted by a New York publisher to illustrate The Little Fisherman, the latest title by Margaret Wise Brown. The struggling young artist jumped at the chance, and this charming title helped launch a four-decade run that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children's books of her own.
Today, Ipcar's intricate, distinctive, and fanciful artwork is known worldwide, with pieces of her work in the permanent collections of numerous renowned museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Meanwhile, Ipcar still lives and paints in the 1860s farmhouse that she shared with Adolph for nearly seventy years. She once said she didn't want celebrity or fame; she just "wanted to be recognized." In retrospect, a fairly modest statement for a Maine - and American - treasure.