On a day like today, American artist Dorothea Tanning was born
August 25, 1910. Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 - January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism. In this image: Dorothea Tanning, Untitled (Set Design for The Night Shadow or an Unrealized Ballet), c. 1950. Graphite, ink, and gouache on paper, 25.4 x 35.6 cm, 10 x 14 ins © ADAGP. Courtesy of The Destina Foundation, New York, and Alison Jacques Gallery, London.