A native of Philadelphia, Dreher was living in Cambridge in the mid-1960s when he heard of the Nantucket art scene. A struggling artist who had just begun to explore new mediums, he inked fabrics while working for The Cloth Company of Nantucket. Now known as a sculptor in metal and glass, Dreher lives in Bethel, Maine. He recently created set lighting for the Theatre Workshop’s production of Doubt.
Dennis Dreher, artist, sculptor, inventor and longtime resident of the Flat Road, Bethel, passed away Sunday, July 22, after a long battle with leukemia.
He was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Joseph and Esther Dreher.
He grew up in Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pa., where he graduated from local schools. Notably, he served as artist in residence at the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis at Harvard University, collaborated with Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, and he presented and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design. He made Maine his home in the early 1970s.