Aquatint - "Country Night"
Image Size: 14"x18"Numbered 42/200. Two in stock. Framed and Matted.
Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Dehn spent three years at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and eight months at the Art Students League before he was drafted by the Army during the final months of World War I. He spent nearly all of the 1920s in Europe, working almost exclusively as a lithographer. In his prints he alternated between poetic landscapes and satires of Jazz Age follies: Vienna cafes, Berlin opera houses, and Paris brothels. Settling in New York in late 1929, Dehn spent the next decade making spoofs of Manhattan nightclubs, as well as lyrical studies of Central Park, rural New York, and Minnesota.He also had ties with the Woodstock art scene. A Guggenheim fellowship enabled him to work with Boardman Robinson and Lawrence Barrett at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center School during the early years of World War II. The mountains dazzled Dehn and even the gasoline and rubber shortages could not keep him from driving into the high ground of the eastern ridge of the Rockies, making sketchbooks that he would consult for inspiration over the next twenty years of his career.