Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove was a native of Geneva, New York, about 46 miles from Rochester.  In his 20s, Dove moved to New York City and then to Paris where he became familiar with the dynamic new trends that were emerging in modern European painting, from Cezanne to Matisse.  

On his return to the United States in 1910, he began to paint abstract landscapes, and is considered one of America’s first abstract painters.  Dove, along with Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley, made up the core of the American avant-garde and were frequently exhibited in photographer Alfred Steiglitz’s Manhattan gallery, 291.