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Remembering Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017)

We said goodbye to a favorite artist and author this year. Maine artist/author Dahlov Ipcar wrote and illustrated more than thirty children's books, starting with her illustrations for The Little Fisherman (by Margaret Wise Brown) in 1945. As a child, Dahlov summered in Maine with her parents, the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach, on a Georgetown Island farm. Dahlov and her husband,  Adolph Ipcar, moved in 1937 to live permanently on Georgetown Island. A prolific career followed that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children's books.

In 2001, Dahlov received The Katahdin Award, a lifetime achievement award from the Maine Library Association, and in 2010, she was awarded the New England Independent Booksellers Association's prestigious President's Award for her outstanding contribution to arts and letters.

Following are a selection of available books by and about Dahlov Ipcar.