Portfolio • Dorothea Tanning
Photograph by Henry Cartier-Bresson, 1947. © Estate of Henri Cartier-Bresson / SAIF, Paris / VAGA, New York.
In 1947, Dorothea Tanning was already known as a painter when the magazine Les Quatre Vents published her story “Dream It or Leave It” in an issue devoted to the Surrealists, [...]
Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012 ) was an artist and writer. Her books include two poetry collections, Coming to That and A Table of Content (both Graywolf); the novel Chasm: A Weekend (Overlook); and the memoirs Between Lives: An Artist and Her World (Norton) and Birthday (Lapis). Her paintings and sculptures are in the collections of the Tate Modern, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others.
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