Adolf Dehn was one of the few mid-20th-century artists to build an international reputation for lithography. Born in Minnesota, he studied at the Minneapolis School of Art and then received a one year scholarship to the Art Students League in New York. He spent most of the 1920s working in Europe, mainly in Vienna, before returning to the U.S., though he periodically spent time abroad throughout his life. Dehn was a highly regarded watercolorist and lithographer and received many honors and awards; he was an associate of the National Academy of the Design and a two-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (1939 and 1951). From 1934 he produced work for Associated American Artists, an organization founded to produce and market fine art prints nationwide. His lengthy exhibition record includes the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, all of which have his work in their collections. He exhibited internationally and his works are in many other public and private collections. Dehn also authored instructional art books on watercolor painting and lithography.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Accompanied by original Associated American Artists label (shown above).
Gilbert, Dorothy B., ed. Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts and R.R. Bowker, 1959. p. 141.
Lumsdaine, Joycelyn Pang & O’Sullivan, Thomas, The Prints of Adolf Dehn A Catalogue Raisonne, Minnnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, 1987. No. 432.