Arthur Dove

American painter (1880-1946)

Arthur Garfield Dove (August 2, 1880 – November 23, 1946) was an American artist. An early American modernist, he was the first American abstract painter to be shown publicly.[1] In recent years it has become clear that Manierre Dawson was probably slightly ahead of Dove and Kandinsky in producing pure abstracts.[2]

Arthur Garfield Dove
Arthur Dove - Sails.jpg
Arthur Dove, Sails, 1911/12
Born(1880-08-02)August 2, 1880
DiedNovember 23, 1946(1946-11-23) (aged 66)
Known forModernism, Abstract art
Arthur Dove, Nature Symbolized, 1911


  1. Roberts, Norma J., ed. (1988), The American Collections, Columbus Museum of Art, ISBN 0-8109-1811-0.
  2. Ploog, Randy J., Myra Bairstow, and Ani Boyajian 2011. Manierre Dawson (1887-1969): a catalogue raisonne. The Three Graces in association with Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York. [1]


  • Morgan, Ann Lee 1984. Arthur Dove: life and work, with a catalogue raisonné. University of Delaware Press. ISBN 0874132223