Materials received from Dahlov Ipcar, 1971-1975.
Noncirculating; available for research.
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Dahlov Ipcar (nee Zorach) was born November 12, 1917 in Windsor, Vermont. Her parents were artists and farmers who encouraged their daughter from infancy to express herself creatively. They didn't believe in formal art education, but took her to museums and encouraged her to follow her instincts. When she was sixteen, Ipcar spent a year at Oberlin College, but dropped out. At eighteen, she married Adolph Ipcar and moved with him to a farm in Robinhood, Maine.
In 1944, Ipcar illustrated her first children's book, The Little Fisherman by Margaret Wise Brown. In 1947, she wrote and illustrated her first book, Animal Hide and Seek. Since then, she has produced over fifty children's books, and a handful of young adult novels. Ipcar splits her time roughly fifty-fifty between painting and children's literature, and she has had numerous exhibitions in New York and Maine. In both her books and her paintings, Ipcar's primary subjects are animals and farm life.
The material in the "Books" series consists of preliminary and final illustrations for seven children's books. In addition, there is a black key drawing for One Horse Farm, and a preliminary dummy for Lost and Found. Ten Big Farms and One Horse Farm concern farm life, while the other books in this collection deal with animal themes. The "Alphabetical File" contains greeting cards illustrated by Ipcar, as well as brochures announcing her art exhibitions.
A. Books (1947-1981)Animal Hide and Seek by Dahlov Ipcar (New York: W. R. Scott, 1947). 1/1 Illustration, watercolor, p. 23 (29). Calico Jungle by Dahlov Ipcar (New York: Knopf, 1965). 1/2 Preliminary illustration, tempera, p. 3-4 (8-9). The Cat at Night by Dahlov Ipcar (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1969). 1/3 Preliminary illustration, watercolor, pp. 28-29. The Cat Came Back by Dahlov Ipcar (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1971). 1/4 Illustration, watercolor, unused. Jacket design, watercolor, unused. Horses of Long Ago by Dahlov Ipcar (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, c. 1965). 1/5 Preliminary illustration, "Cave Men," watercolor, p. 5-6 (8-9). Lost and Found: A Hidden Animal Book by Dahlov Ipcar (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1981). 1/6 "Preliminary dummy," unbound xerox, dated 1979, 25 pp. One Horse Farm by Dahlov Ipcar (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1950). 1/7 Black key drawing, "Ice Harvest," ink, pp. 22-23. Ten Big Farms by Dahlov Ipcar (New York: Knopf, 1958). 1/8 Illustration, "Tobacco Farm," watercolor, p. 18-19. The Wonderful Egg by Dahlov Ipcar (Garden City, New York: Doubleday,1958). 1/9 Illustration, "Elasmasaurs," watercolor, pp. 26-27.
Alphabetical File (1966-1971, n.d.)1/10 Correspondence to de Grummond Collection, 1971, 1 item. Greeting cards illustrated by Ipcar, 6 items. 1/11 Brochure publicizing children's books, 5 copies. Exhibition announcements, 1966-1970, 5 items. Exhibition brochure, 14 pp.
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