WELL-KNOWN ARTIST: Ipcar’s works are in permanent collections in major museums throughout the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She is considered an important artist in the Social Realism style. In 1998, she received The Kerlan Award for Children’s Literature and in 2012, the Farnsworth Museum gave her the Maine in America Award, to honor the outstanding contribution she has made to Maine and her role in American Art.
CLASSIC BOOK BACK IN PRINT: Ipcar illustrated and wrote numerous children’s books during her lifetime, including The Little Fishermen, a classic Golden Book from 1945 still in print, written by Margaret Wise Brown. Many of Ipcar’s books are now out of print, but interest has remained in her unique colorful illustrations.
GROWING TOPIC: Children today are interested in more than farm animals for their picture books. Identifying insects and bugs make for a fun way to learn about daily life.
“Dahlov Ipcar’s work invites us to face the challenge of explaining our own creative self. In doing so, we will develop our own unique way of looking at the beauty and excitement of simple everyday life.”
—Sara Torres Vega, PhD, education research assistant, Museum of Modern Art
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