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Arthur Dove
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1880
Birth Place: 
Canandaigua, New York
Death Date: 
1946
Death Place: 
Centerport
Arthur Garfield Dove. Painter and illustrator. Educated at Hobart College and Cornell University. From 1903 worked as a commercial illustrator, continuing until around 1930. Visited Europe in 1907-9 and was introduced to Fauvism, as well as other avant-garde art movements. In 1920 he began to make "extractions" (as he called them) - some of the first abstract works in the history of modern art. Forerunner of Abstract Expressionism.