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Edwin Dickinson

(b Seneca Falls, NY, 11 Oct. 1891; d Cape Cod, Mass., 2 Dec. 1978). American painter and draughtsman. He often treated enigmatic or disquieting subject matter and he has been ...

Dickinson, Edwin

Dickinson, Edwin (11 Oct 1891)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
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Art & Architecture
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327 words

...also characterize his finest drawings after 1950 . In 1959 he spent a year in Greece, returning there for the summer during the following years, and made fine pencil drawings of ancient ruins. Bibliography L. Goodrich : The Drawings of Edwin Dickinson (New Haven and London, 1963) L. Goodrich : Edwin Dickinson (New York, 1965) Marisa J....

Dickinson, Edwin

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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Art & Architecture
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188 words

..., Edwin ( 1891–1978 ). American painter. Dickinson, born at Seneca Falls, NY, studied in New York ( 1910–13 ) and in Provincetown ( 1912–14 ) with the inspirational Charles Webster Hawthorne, who had studied under Chase . He made painting trips to Europe in 1919–20 , 1937–8 , 1952 , and 1959–60 . From 1921 to 1937 he lived mainly in Provincetown, working in isolation, but in 1944 moved to New York practising as artist and teacher. Dickinson was basically a Romantic naturalist in the 19th-century tradition, best seen in his small plein air ...

Dickinson, Edwin

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Art & Architecture
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142 words

..., Edwin ( b Seneca Falls, NY, 11 Oct. 1891 ; d Cape Cod, Mass., 2 Dec. 1978 ). American painter and draughtsman. He often treated enigmatic or disquieting subject matter and he has been described as ‘perhaps the first American artist about whom some knowledge of dream theory is essential for decoding his works’ ( Matthew Baigell , A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture , 1984 ). His personal symbolism is seen at its most disturbing and provocative in his self-portraits, in which he sometimes depicted himself as dead. He is best...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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2015
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..., Edwin ( b Seneca Falls, NY , 11 Oct. 1891 ; d Orleans, Cape Cod, Mass. , 2 Dec. 1978 ). American painter and draughtsman . He often treated enigmatic or disquieting subject matter and he has been described as ‘perhaps the first American artist about whom some knowledge of dream theory is essential for decoding his works’ ( Matthew Baigell , A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture , 1984 ). His personal symbolism is seen at its most disturbing and provocative in his self-portraits, in which he sometimes depicted himself as dead...

Dickinson, Edwin

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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..., Edwin ( 1891–1978 ). Painter , printmaker , and draftsman His romantic figural works sometimes recall magic realism or aspects of surrealism, but generally they remain inward and private, dedicated to personal experience, aloof from trends. These painterly, evocative images fuse memory and direct perception, as well as abstraction and realism. Born in Seneca Falls, Edwin Walter Dickinson spent his early years in New York’s upstate Finger Lakes region. In 1910 he entered Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute before enrolling the following year at...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., Edwin ( 1891–1978 ) American painter and draughtsman , born in Seneca Falls, New York. His training included periods at the Art Students League, New York , and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris. From 1920 to 1944 he lived at Cape Cod, then moved to New York, where he taught at various art schools. He often treated enigmatic or disquieting subject-matter and he has been described as ‘perhaps the first American artist about whom some knowledge of dream theory is essential for decoding his works’ (Matthew Baigell, A Concise History of...

Dickinson, Edwin de Witt

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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Law, International Law
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62 words

..., Edwin de Witt 1887–1961 . Professor , Michigan 1919–1933 , California 1933–1948 , Pennsylvania 1948–1952 . Principal works include Equality of States in International Law ( 1920 ); A Selection of Cases and Other Readings on the Law of Nations Chiefly as It Is Interpreted and Applied by British and American Courts ( 1929 ); Cases and Materials on International Law ( 1950 ); Law and Peace ( 1951...

Edwin Dickinson

Edwin Dickinson  

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(b Seneca Falls, NY, 11 Oct. 1891; d Cape Cod, Mass., 2 Dec. 1978).American painter and draughtsman. He often treated enigmatic or disquieting subject matter and he has been described as ‘perhaps the ...
Edwin de Witt Dickinson

Edwin de Witt Dickinson  

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1887–1961.Professor, Michigan 1919–1933, California 1933–1948, Pennsylvania 1948–1952. Principal works include Equality of States in International Law (1920); A Selection of Cases and Other Readings ...
Ferdinand Howald

Ferdinand Howald  

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(1856–1934).Collector. Also a businessman. An early and discriminating buyer of progressive and modern American work, he bequeathed the cream of his collection to the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art. ...
James Rosenquist

James Rosenquist  

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(1933– ).Painter, printmaker, and occasional sculptor. A major contributor to pop art, he specialized during the 1960s in monumental paintings juxtaposing extreme close-ups of unrelated subjects from ...
Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov  

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(1900–1982).Painter and printmaker. After making his reputation with abstract expressionist canvases featuring boldly slashing brushstrokes, in the 1970s he imposed a discipline of geometric shapes ...
Lloyd Goodrich

Lloyd Goodrich  

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(1897–1987).Museum director, curator, and art writer. His discerning support for American art of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was exceptional in a period when European art was more ...
Long Poem

Long Poem  

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The long poem arrived in North America carrying a heavy weight of associations. The august lineage that passes from Homer through Virgil and Dante to Milton and Wordsworth has meant ...
Precisionism

Precisionism  

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A movement in American painting, originating c.1915 and flourishing in the interwar period, particularly the 1920s, in which urban and especially industrial subjects were depicted with a very smooth ...
Dickinson, Emily

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Current Version:
2005
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7,157 words

...1932. Cady, Edwin H. , and Louis J. Budd , eds. On Dickinson: The Best from American Literature . Durham, N.C., 1990. An up-to-date anthology of criticism, originally published in the scholarly journal American Literature , on such topics as Dickinson's style, her links with the metaphysical poets, and “thirst and starvation” as a theme in her writing. Cameron, Sharon . Lyric Time: Dickinson and the Limits of Genre . Baltimore, 1979. Analysis of Dickinson's use of time in her writing. Cameron, Sharon . Choosing Not Choosing: Dickinson's Fascicles ....

Biala

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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...her landscapes, interiors, and still lifes balance representation with abstraction. Born in Biala, now in Poland near the Russian border, she arrived in New York in 1913 and later became a U.S. citizen. She studied briefly at the National Academy of Design and worked with Edwin Dickinson in Provincetown. Following a brief marriage to Lee Gatch in the mid-1920s, she left for Paris, which thereafter remained her principal place of residence. She sojourned often in New York and regularly showed her work there for more than sixty years. While living with the...

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

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George C. Herring

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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2013

...without specific congressional approval. [ See also Johnson, Lyndon B. ; Presidents, Foreign-Policy Legacies of ; Vietnam War (1960–1975) ; and War Powers Act .] Bibliography Galloway, John . The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution . Rutherford, N.J.: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1971. Moise, Edwin E. Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War . Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. George C....

Goodrich, Lloyd

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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405 words

...major works among his numerous publications (many served also as exhibition catalogues) include Pioneers of Modern Art ( 1963 ) and monographs on Winslow Homer ( 1944 ), Ralph Blakelock ( 1947 ), Max Weber ( 1949 ), John Sloan ( 1952 ), Albert P. Ryder ( 1959 ), Edwin Dickinson ( 1966 ), Georgia O’Keeffe ( 1970 ), and Edward Hopper ( 1971 ). As an advocate for artists, he served the art community in many capacities, including an important post for a federal art project in the 1930s. He also contributed to the founding of the National...

Lewis, Edwin

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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Current Version:
2010
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765 words

...Edwin ( 1881–1959 ) Edwin Lewis was born on 18 April 1881 in Newbury, England. At nineteen years of age, he traveled to Labrador, Canada with Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a missionary doctor who worked in Newfoundland. While in Labrador, Lewis joined the Newfoundland Methodist Church of Canada. He then served in the North Dakota Conference during 1904–5 . He was educated at Drew Theological Seminary (BD 1908 , ThD 1918) and New York State College for Teachers (BA 1915). He also received a DD from Dickinson College in 1926 . He was an instructor in Greek...

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