Alice Ann Dobbin

AliceonpierAlice Ann Dobbin, has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She was born in a working-class, multi-ethnic neighborhood of first and second generation immigrants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an only child, she amused herself with drawing and writing. She grew up in a household of self-taught craftsmen. Her grandfather was a carpenter and made beautiful violins. As a child, she was taught the art of “pysanki”, which involved the application of intricate wax designs on eggs. Throughout her school years, her innate talent was obvious. She was selected to attend special classes for the artistically gifted at Carnegie Mellon University while still in elementary school.

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