Dickinson, Preston

Dickinson, Preston,

1891–1930, American painter, b. New York City. In New York he studied at the Art Students League. From 1910 to 1915 he traveled in Europe, returning often later in life. His still lifes and landscapes in oil and watercolor are built up of highly colorful planes. He is well represented in museums throughout the United States.
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Dickinson, Preston

(1891–1930) painter; born in New York City. He traveled widely, often visited Quebec, Canada, and died in France. A Precisionist, he focused on fact and rejected emotional responses. His intellectual approach is seen in The Factory (1924). His later work became more sensuous, as in Plums on a Plate (1926), and Still Life with Yellow-Green Chair (1928).
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