Monolith

  • Dorothy Dehner, Monolith, 1965, pen and ink on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Given to the National Museum of American Art in recognition of the contributions of Adelyn Breeskin to the Washington Print Club, the National Museum of American Art, and the Washington Print Community, 1986.44

Exhibition Label
Early in her career, while she was married to the sculptor David Smith, Dorothy Dehner made paintings, drawings, and prints. After their divorce in 1952, she too began to make sculpture, producing totemic constructions first in bronze and later in wood. The forms of Monolith invoke the solidity of the monumental sculpture, while the intricate cross-hatching that creates the forms reveals the refined drawing skills she developed before she became a sculptor.

Abstract Drawings, 2012

Title
Monolith
Artist
Date
1965
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 22 3/4 x 31 1/8 in. (57.8 x 79.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Given to the National Museum of American Art in recognition of the contributions of Adelyn Breeskin to the Washington Print Club, the National Museum of American Art, and the Washington Print Community

Mediums
Mediums Description
pen and ink on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1986.44
Palette
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