Dorothy Dehner, ‘Untitled Mid Century Modern Abstract Watercolor’, 1949, Alpha 137 Gallery
Dorothy Dehner, ‘Untitled Mid Century Modern Abstract Watercolor’, 1949, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is an extremely rare, unique hand signed mid century modern abstract mixed media work on paper by renowned artist Dorothy Dehner. Works from this era are quite scarce and desirable. Dehner studied at the Art Students League with Jan Matulka and others and worked with the legendary Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17, where Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Alexander Calder, Jacques Lipchitz, Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois and so many others passed through. Although Dehner is perhaps
best known as the wife of the great American sculptor David Smith, she has always been recognized as a fine artist in her own right and has been the subject of several important museum retrospectives and survey shows. This work is hand signed and dated 1949 on the recto (front) and bears the name "Groff" and a Chelsea, New York City address on the verso. In very good vintage condition, with deckle edges and natural ink bleed. A
rare and valuable little gem. The work is currently unframed, but would look terrific when floated and framed.

Signature: Hand signed and dated by Dorothy Dehner on recto (front) in ink lower left front; Also bears the ink notation on the verso, with the last name "Groff" and the address 432 West 22nd Street (which is today a townhouse in Chelsea, New York City) written in ink, presumably in Ms. Dehner's hand.

About Dorothy Dehner

American, 1901-1994, Cleveland, Ohio

Solo Shows

2011
Kraushaar Galleries, 
Dorothy Dehner, The Intimate Gesture

Group Shows

2014
Kraushaar Galleries, 
New York,
Elements of Abstraction, A Selection of Paintings, Works on Paper and Sculpture by American Artists

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Valerie Carberry Gallery at ADAA: The Art Show 2015