Adolf Dehn

Thomas French Fine Art is pleased to announce an important offering of works of art on paper from the Adolf Dehn estate. We will focus primarily on black and white works on paper. We will also have several watercolors and paintings from the estate.

Dehn is very important for his work from the 1920’s and 1930’s. He was a regular contributor to both Vanity Fair and The Dial. These publications had enormous influence on American Art and popular taste of the Roaring Twenties. In this time period, Dehn chose to live in Europe due to the favorable exchange rates that facilitated the luxurious lifestyle in his works depicting the cultural and night life of Paris, Berlin and Vienna. He was a friend and mentor to many of the American artist who regularly drifted through Europe. His numerous friendships included Constantin Bracusi, Reginald Marsh and Leo Stein.

The timing of our involvement with the estate could not be better. After several years of research and preparation, Dr. Henry Adams is about to published a major biography on the artist life and creativity. In 2016, another book will be published on the New York themed works by the artist. When publication dates are set, we will provide information on how to acquire this exciting new scholarship.

We invite you to check back in the near future for additional offerings yet to be posted. In the near future, we will have a detailed biographical sketch by Dr. Henry Adams discussing Dehn’s black and white works on paper.