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Auction Name: 2021 May 22 Texas Art Signature Auction
Lot Number: 75009
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/8017-75009
Dorothy Hood (American, 1918-2000)Untitled
Mixed media on board with collage
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) (image)
Signed upper right: D. Hood
Private collection, Los Angeles, California.
Dorothy Hood is a noted Abstract Expressionist, born in Bryan, Texas in 1918. She received a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School of Design and would continue her education with the Art Students League of New York. She spent over twenty years in Mexico mingling with famous modern thinkers and artist such as Leonora Carrington, Rufino Tamayo, Diego River, Frida Kahlo, and her friend Jose Clemente Orozco. A poet as well as a painter, she became part of the circle of leading artists and writers of Europe and Mexico. Her life and painting has inspired two films: "From the Heart," 1982, and "Dorothy Hood: The Color of Life," 1985. The publication of Suzie Kalil's seminal book, Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/Dorothy Hood: El Color del Ser
(2016) and subsequent exhibitions in Texas and Mexico have dramatically increased collector interest in her work.
Floated but not framed. No visible condition issues.
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