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Paperback 12” x 9”
45 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-087-7


dahlovipcar_coverby Pat Davidson Reef

“A child raised without art is as surely deprived as a child raised without love.”
—Dahlov Ipcar

This book is a juvenile biography for young people about Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar, who has a distinctive style. It explores visually her growth as an artist from selected childhood works to her adult masterpieces in museums. Also included in the book are examples of murals in public buildings, illustrations in children’s books, and wonderful cloth sculptures that Dahlov has created. It is designed for both children and adults to enjoy.



PAT DAVIDSON REEF is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. She received a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Southern Maine and taught English and Humanities at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland for many years. Now retired, she writes professionally for the Sun Journal of Lewiston on the arts. She is a reviewer of museums and gallery exhibits. She also teaches part-time at the University of Southern Maine in Portland “Classic Films”
to senior citizens in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Her greatest loves are teaching and writing. She is a former member of the Maine State Arts Commission and a current member of both the Portland Museum of Art and the Friends of the Colby College Museum of Art. Sharing a love of art is an important part of her life.


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