biography of Stevan DOHANOS (1907-1994)

Birth place: Lorain, OH

Death place: Westport, CT

Addresses: Westport-Weston, CT (late 1930s-on)

Profession: Illustrator, painter, block printer, lithographer

Studied: Cleveland School of Art.

Exhibited: Philadelphia Watercolor Club, 1934 (medal); Cleveland Printmakers, 1934 (prize); AIC, 1934, 1937; Macbeth Gal., NYC, 1936 (1st solo); Art Directors Club (prize); New Britain Mus.of Am. Art, 1972; WMAA.

Member: Soc. Illustrators (pres., 1961-63); Am Watercolor Soc.; NSMP.

Work: WMAA; Cleveland Print Club; Avery Mem., Hartford, CT; New Britain Mus.; Dartmouth College. Commissions: WPA murals, US Post Office, West Palm Beach, FL; murals, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI, Forest Service Bldg., Elkins, WV

Comments: Best known for his Sat. Eve. Post covers (more than 100) painted during the 1940s-50s which showed aspects of the "American Dream" with dry a humor, comparable to that of Norman Rockwell. Position: founding faculty member, Famous Artists School, Westport, CT; chairman, Natl Stamp Advisory Committee for selecting images for U.S. postage stamps, 1960s.

Sources: WW73; Curtis, Curtis, and Lieberman, 37, 182; add'l info. courtesy Illustration House (NYC, essay #4); Community of Artists, 111