Dorothea Tanning

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  • Dorothea
  • Tanning
  • Tanning
  • Max Ernst artist met in 1942, married 1946
  • n/a
  • August 25, 1910
  • Galeburg, Illinois
  • Swedish
  • 1910-1930: Galesburg, Illinois

    1930-1936: Chicago, Illinois

    1936-circa 1946: New York, New York

    circa 1946-circa 1950: Sedona, Arizona

    circa 1950- circa 1970: Paris, France
  • Chicago, Illinois

    New York, New York
  • New York, New York Sedona, Arizona Paris, France
  • Fiber Artist, Muralist, Photographer, Printmaker
  • 1928-1930: Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
    Chicago Academy of Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois (evening classes)
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    Academie Julian, Paris France
  • Array
  • 2000: Dorothea Tanning: Birthday and Beyond, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [solo]

    February 17-May 22, 2005: Paris and the Surrealists, The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Surreal Anatomies: Works on Paper by Hans Bellmer and Dorothea Tanning, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

    Surrealism USA: Between 1930 and 1950, National Academy, New York, New York

    Art of This Century Gallery, New York, New York

    Society of Independent Artists

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

    Tate Modern, London, England
  • Slatkin’s History of Women Artists
  • Society of Independent Artists
  • Knox College Library, Galesburg, Illinois
  • 1936-circa 1946: commercial artist

    circa 1946-?: graphic artist, set and costume designer

    Writer of poetry, novels, autobiography
  • influenced by Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Pierre Roy

    see essay on this website