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Dorothy Charlotte Hurt Dehn ’61, MALS ’70

Dorothy Charlotte Hurt Dehn ’61, MALS ’70, June 18, 2008, in Portland. Dorothy received a BA from Reed in philosophy. She made the decision to enroll at Reed while in junior high school, after seeing the italic handwriting of her teacher, a student of Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929–69]. In her testimonial for the 2003 Reed Calligraphy Reunion, she credited Reynolds as an influence not only in her work as a calligrapher but also in her choice to study philosophy. Dorothy taught graphic and letter design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University, and Portland Community College. She also conducted letter forms workshops. She operated her business, Dehn Graphics, with her husband and partner, Peter R. Dehn. Her work is included in the Lloyd J. Reynolds Memorial Collection at the Portland Art Museum. The Dehns had two daughters, Diana and Natasha E. Dehn ’85.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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