Dorothy Dehner papers, 1920-1987, bulk 1951-1987

Dehner, Dorothy, b. 1901 d. 1994
Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 4.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Papers include extensive correspondence, business and financial papers, writings, interviews, printed material, photographs, student papers, one item of art work, and scattered personal papers and material relating to her first husband sculptor David Smith.

Biographical/Historical Note: Dorothy Dehner (1901-1994) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. Dehner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She married sculptor David Smith in 1927.

The Dorothy Dehner papers were donated 1967-1987 in increments by Dorothy Dehner. She also lent materials for microfilming between 1967 and 1977, some of which was subsequently donated.

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Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming (reels D298 (portions), D298A, 1269 (portions) and 1472), including photographs of Dorothy Dehner and David Smith, sketchbooks, correspondence between Dehner and Smith, an inventory, and some printed material.