became involved with a fellow artist who eventually
became his second wife. Helen Torr, or "Reds,"
as she was known to friends, was married. .
. . Dove and Reds apparently did not provoke
gossip when they went sketching together, but
those expeditions must have had a salutary effect
on Dove's self-confidence since he found he
could have not only the respect but the love
of another artist.
Whereas his own socially inclined wife, who
had no serious interest in art, had chafed at
the lifestyle Dove had chosen to support his
vocation. Eventually, following Florence's unanticipated
death, and Reds' delayed divorce, Dove and Reds
went to New York's City Hall and married in