Edwin Dickinson1891-1978

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo, NY

$25,000 toward Edwin Dickinson: Dreams and Realities, a traveling retrospective exhibition with accompanying monograph, organized by gallery curator Douglas Dreishpoon, with essays by Dreishpoon, Francis O’Connor, and Mary Abell, as well as appreciations by John Ashbery, Elaine de Kooning, Norman Geske, and Michael Mazur. Considered by many to be a “painter’s painter,” Dickinson worked in both eastern Cape Cod and New York City. His personal exploration of historical conventions such as landscape, portraiture and still life produced work that was both enigmatic and veered towards abstraction.