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Dorothea Tanning
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Female
Birth Date: 
1910
Birth Place: 
Galesburg, Illinois
Death Date: 
2012
Death Place: 
New York City
Born in Galesburg, Illinois. Except for two weeks at the Chicago Academy of Art, she was self-taught. She was impressed by the exhibition "Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism" at the Museum of Modern Art, NY in 1937 and after a visit to Paris and Stockholm in 1939-1941 she began to paint pictures featuring mainly the erotic fancies of teenage girls in an atmosphere of the Gothic novel. In 1942 she met and married Max Ernst and returned to France with him in 1949. (Oxford Companion, 1988)