The Dorothea Tanning Foundation is responsible for the care and exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper remaining in the artist’s collection, and for an archive comprising comprehensive records of the artist's works and career, correspondence, journals, manuscripts, photographs, and publications.  Located in New York City, it is open to researchers and scholars by appointment.


Catalogue Raisonné

The Dorothea Tanning Foundation is currently compiling all records pertaining to the artist’s work for a catalogue raisonné.  Information about each work will include an illustration, title, medium, dimensions, inscriptions, current collection, provenance, exhibition history, references, reproductions, and other relevant notes.  Anyone owning a painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, or other work by the artist is invited to contact us.  



This website aims to show to the breadth and depth of Dorothea Tanning's work and talent within the context of her extraordinary life.  It provides a sampling of works, and will be expanded and updated over time.  If you see any errors or omissions, please contact us.

Special thanks to Design Brooklyn for its expert design of the site.