Lawrence Fine Art

Name : Leon Dabo
Biography :

1865-1960

French-American

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Dabo enjoyed widespread acclaim in a career that stretched nearly a century. He was one of the primary students of Whistler and his work was a “virtual international style by 1910." e was an artist "who created works of decorative and spiritual abstraction that became icons of their age.” (David Cleveland, A History of American Tonalism).
 
Dabo is known especially for his early tonalist landscapes, sublime orientalist florals and later colorful explorations of the French countryside. 
 
Dabo’s work is owned by just about every major museum--Met, MOMA, Musee d'Orsay, Jeu d'Paume, Brooklyn Museum, Montclair Museum, etc.  Dabo’s work is featured prominently in the definitive work on American Tonalism by Cleveland.
 
For many years his work was difficult to find, but recently works from his estate have become available.
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