Art: Lithographer into Water-Colorist

Ever since the age of 14, when he discovered black drawing ink in the artist's materials section of a Sears, Roebuck catalogue, stocky, Minnesota-born Adolf Dehn has drawn, etched and lithographed in black. A specialist in bulging bankers and pneumatic nuns, Dehn went to Manhattan in 1916, got odd jobs drawing for the old Liberator, drifted off to Europe for a spell, soon made himself a reputation as one of the ablest and most individual black-&-white men in the U. S. Half straight, half comic, Dehn's squirming, salty lithographs were prized by art connoisseurs as well as magazine readers, made the...

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