Artist Leon Dabo, American, 1865 - 1960
  • The Seashore
Date ca. 1905
Medium oil on Masonite
Dimensions Unframed: 30 1/4 × 34 inches (76.8 × 86.4 cm)
Framed: 39 1/4 × 43 1/4 × 2 1/2 inches (99.7 × 109.9 × 6.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the artist
Accession Number 06.2
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right: Leon Dabo
Inscriptions Signature preceded by artist's colophon (equilateral triangle inscribed within a circle, based on the Dabo family emblem). Differs slightly from artist-brother Theodore's.
Leon Dabo;
1906-present, gift to the Detroit Museum of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Leon Dabo to Armand H. Griffith (Director). November 21, 1905. [DIA curatorial files]

"Among the Artists." American Art News 4, 2 (October 21, 1905): n.p.

Leon Dabo to Armand H. Griffith (Director). July 14, 1905. [DIA curatorial files]

Leon Dabo to Armand H. Griffith (Director). Detroit Museum of Art, June 10, 1905. [DIA curatorial files]

Burroughs, Clyde H. "The Dabo Paintings." Bulletin of the DMA (January 1906): p. 8.

"Gifts: Fine Arts Department." Bulletin of the DMA 9 (January 1906): p. 21.

Von Ende, Amelia. "The Art of Leon and Theodore Scott Dabo." Brush and Pencil 17, 1 (January 1906): pp. 5, 8 (ill.).

Lathrop, O. Pulis. "Leon Dabo." The Script (1907): pp. 149-151. [Portion of article in The Archives of American Art, New York, reel 677]

New York Evening Post. January 27, 1907. [ Portion of article in New York Public Library artist file on Leon Dabo]

"Among the Artists." American Art News 5 (March 30, 1907): p. 4.

Spargo, John. "Leon Dabo, Poet in Color." Craftsman 13 (December 1907): pp. 261-268.

Exhibition of Oriental and American Art (inaugural exhibition). Exh. cat., Alumni Memorial Hall, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 1910, no. 85.

Laurvik, J. Nilsen. "Leon Dabo-Landscape Painter." The International Studio 39, 155 (January 1910): p. 61 (ill.). [as The Sea]

Burroughs, Clyde H. "Painting and Sculpture in Michigan." Michigan Historical Magazine 21 (1936): p. 54.

Richardson, E.P. A Short History of Painting. New York, 1963, p. 195.

Kenny, Sister M. Killian. A History of Painting in Michigan 1850 to WWII. Ph.D. diss., Wayne State University. Detroit, 1965, p. 69.

Lewkow, Victoria. Leon Dabo: A Reassessment. M.A. Thesis, Wayne State University. Detroit, 1981.

Sweeney, J. Gray. Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., Muskegon Museum of Art. Muskegon, MI, 1987, pp. 154-159.