Dehn, Adolf

Adolf Dehn, American (1895-1968). Dehn’s work has been linked to Regionalism and Social Realism movements. He trained at the Art Students League in New York City.  In the 1920s, he joined many artists and intellectual expats in Europe.  He returned to the U.S. in 1929, producing paintings and lithographs, many documenting the Depression Era.  In 1939, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel and paint in the Western U.S. and Mexico, producing a body of watercolor landscapes and rural scenes.  Later he traveled internationally, including Cuba, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Venezuala. In 1961 he was inducted into the National Academy of Design.  His work is in over 100 museums.