Featured Artists

This month’s art features Adolf Dehn (the subject of many books including two new studies due this year). Dehn (1895-1968) is one of my favorite Minnesota artists and I’m proud to be showing a few of the rare, bizarre lithographs he made during and after the Second World War. Born in Waterville, MN and trained at the newly formed art school in Minneapolis that would become MCAD, Dehn and his friend Wanda Gag earned scholarships to the Art Students League in NYC and found fame along different paths. He went to Europe between the wars and established himself in New York upon his return. All the major American museums seem to have an example of his work. His satirical prints of nightlife in Vienna and Paris in the 1930s are particularly prized. Wanda became famous as an author of children’s books, notably “Millions of Cats.”

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