“I find it hard to explain my art, but then it doesn’t really need explanation. It may seem mysterious or challenging, but all you need to do is to open your heart to the joy and excitement of a new visual experience, to accept a new vision of a world full of the unusual, a world of the creative imagination.”
The distinguished illustrator and author Dahlov Ipcar is a longtime resident of Georgetown, Maine, and she is the daughter of the modernist artists Marguerite and William Zorach. Her appealing work is also graphically sophisticated and elegant, animals, figures, and flora intertwined. This year her work was shown at the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast, and at the University of Southern Maine in Lewiston. In 2011, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens in Boothbay mounted a major retrospective of her illustrations. Her work is in the collections of the Bowdoin College Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Colby College Museum, the Farnsworth, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Portland Museum. Last year she received a Maine College of Art Honor Award.