Past Exhibitions

Dahlov Ipcar Mini Exhibit

2017

The Saco Museum had a Dahlov Ipcar mini exhibit up for the month of October.Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar was born in Windsor, Vermont, on November 12, 1917. Her parents, William and Marguerite Zorach, were both well-known modernist artists. She was raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, and summered in Maine after her parents bought a farm on Georgetown Island in 1923. In 1937, Dahlov married Adolph Ipcar, and the next year the couple moved to Maine to live on the family farm in Georgetown year round.

With the encouragement of her parents, Dahlov began painting at an early age, and had her first show at the Museum of Modern Art In New York at the age of twenty-one. During a career that spanned more than eight decades, Dahlov wrote and illustrated more than thirty children's and young adult books, starting with The Little Fisherman (by Margaret Wise Brown) in 1945. Her paintings can be found in all the major museums in Maine, as well as several institutions in New York. Today she is best known for her colorful and imaginative depictions of animals in a variety of settings, from New England farms to exotic locations in Africa and South America.

Dahlov passed away in her Georgetown home at the age of 99 on February 10, 2017, after a morning of painting.