Ipcar’s Marvelous Menagerie


Dahlov Zorach
“Cats and Fish Cart”
Poster Paint 19″ X 25″

On Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m., Maine art writer Carl Little will talk about Dahlov Ipcar, the renowned artist and children’s book author and illustrator who began painting animals as a child. Little will offer a brief retrospective of Ipcar’s wonderful oeuvre that encompassed farmyard and African jungle. Over a remarkable creative lifetime she drew on a passion for all creatures great and small, painting caribou and cats, leopards and lions. Little, who lives on Mount Desert Island, lectures widely and has written extensively about art and New England artists. He is the author of more than 25 art books, including Paintings of Maine, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, and Edward Hopper’s New England. He has written books on Dahlov Ipcar, Joel Babb, Jeffery Becton, Wendy Turner and, most recently, Philip Barter. He edited his brother David Little’s first book, Art of Katahdin, and co-authored with him Art of Acadia. Their new book, Paintings of Portland, will be out in the spring of 2018. Little is Director of Communications and Marketing at the Maine Community Foundation and writes for Art New England, Working Waterfront, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, and Ornament.