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Dorothea Tanning | the artist



The artist Dorothea Tanning
Born Aug 25 1910, Galesburg, Illinois, USA.
Died 31 january 2012, New York, USA.
Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sculpture Objects, Documenta Kassel, Surrealism,


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Dorothea Tanning artworks on eBay
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.

Life and Work

Dorothea Tanning is one of the last living members of the Surrealist movement. After studying briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago School in 1930, she went to New York City where she learned about art by going to galleries and studying the art on exhibit…

Works in the Tate collection

Still in the Studio

Many works online

Tanning learned to paint, she claimed, by visiting art museums. She attended Knox College in Galesburg, studied art in Chicago, and in 1935 moved to New York City, where she supported herself with advertising art and painted in her spare time…