ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's Farnsworth Art Museum has named painter, illustrator and children's book author Dahlov Ipcar as the recipient of its 2012 Made in America award.
The Rockland museum grants the award each year to an individual or a group who has made an outstanding contribution to Maine's role in American art.
The 94-year-old Ipcar, who lives along Maine's midcoast, is known for the intricate patterns and geometric designs in her paintings featuring farm and jungle animals.
Ipcar's works are included in art institution collections around the country as well as in many corporate and private collections.
The Farnsworth museum has 11 of her works in its collection.
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