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Not only was Dennis Abbe a once in a generation artist and designer, he also had a great gift for bringing people together. As much through his personal influence as through his unrivaled work, Abbe promoted the arts, and especially his beloved Art Deco style. He was instrumental in the resurgence of popularity it enjoyed in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a founder of The Art Deco Society of New York (started in 1980), was unanimously selected to be the society’s first President, and even designed the society’s official poster. A ceremony was held at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum after Abbe passed away in 1995. In his short but remarkable life he was presented with the Key to Kyoto, Japan, appeared on the BBC, and was featured in numerous publications including the New York T

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