Pincushion to Serve as Fetish


Dorothea Tanning ( American, 1910 - 2012 )

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Fun Facts

  • Dorothea Tanning was a writer as well as an artist. She published books of poetry, short stories, and memoirs.

  • In 1939, Dorothea Tanning left the United States to live as an artist in Paris. Less than a month later she and many other Americans returned to the US because of the escalating tension as Hitler's armies invaded Poland.

Web Resources

  • Tate, London
    Learn more about Pincushion to Serve as Fetish at the Tate, London.

  • Tate, London
    Explore another work of Dorothea Tanning's titled Eine Kleine Nachtmusik from 1943 at the Tate, London.

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    View a self portrait of the artist from 1942 titled Birthday.