LEWISTON – Well-known Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar will be at Bates College Thursday, Oct. 23. “The Little Fisherman” – the first book she illustrated, more than 50 years ago, and recently republished – will be read aloud every half hour.

The event, which coincides with a series of Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzerts on campus that day, will be held in the museum’s main gallery.

“The Little Fisherman,” written by legendary children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown, was originally published in 1945 with authentic coastal scenes created by Ipcar. It ignited a four-decade creative run that saw Ipcar write and illustrate more than 30 other children’s books, all from a studio overlooking her farm on Georgetown Island.

Today, Ipcar’s intricate, distinctive and fanciful artwork is known worldwide, with pieces of her art in permanent collections of numerous renowned museums.

At age 90, she continues to paint every day.

Ipcar will sign copies of the recently released commemorative edition of “The Little Fisherman” from 10 a.m. to noon.

Besides “The Little Fisherman,” Islandport Press, a Maine-based independent publishing company, will issue a special edition of Ipcar’s “My Wonderful Christmas Tree” this fall.

For more information about the event, contact the museum at 786-6158.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.