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Oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar, 1979 Nov. 13

Oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar, 1979 Nov. 13

Ipcar, Dahlov Zorach, 1917-

Painter, Author, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.

Transcript: 52 p.

Summary: An interview of Dahlov Ipcar conducted 1979 Nov. 13, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

Mrs. Ipcar reflects on life in New York and Maine and her preference for the country life in Maine. She talks of the influence of her mother and her art. She recalls life during the Depression and the very minimal way of life she and her husband Adolph Ipcar had. She also talks about the changes in her life and becoming first an illustrator of children's books and eventually an author and illustrator of books for children and adults.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dahlov Zorach Ipcar (1917- ) is a painter and illustrator from Bath, Me. Ipcar's parents are Marguerite and William Zorach.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Dahlov Ipcar, 1979 Nov. 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.