Leo Dee (1931-2004)
by David B. Dearinger
About the Author:
David B. Dearinger is the Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts. An art historian and curator, he received his Ph.D., with a specialty in nineteenth-century American art, from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He taught art history in New York at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and, for many years, at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Before coming to Boston, he was Chief Curator at the National Academy of Design in New York. He has published and lectured widely on the history of American painting and sculpture.
Resource Library editor's note:
The following essay was rekeyed and reprinted on April 11, 2005 in Resource Library with permission of the author and the Boston Athenæum. The essay was excerpted from the illustrated catalogue (ISBN: 0-934552-72-X) for the exhibition Power Line: The Art of Leo Dee, held February 18 through April 30, 2005 at the Boston Athenæum. Images accompanying the text in the exhibition catalogue were not reproduced with this reprinting. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, or if you are interested in obtaining a copy of the catalogue, please contact the Boston Athenæum directly through either this phone number or web address:
Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Kara Stepanian of the Boston Athenæum for help concerning permission for reprinting the above text
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