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    DOROTHY HOOD (American, 1919-2000)
    Abstract Composition
    Oil on canvas
    70 x 60 inches (177.8 x 152.4 cm)
    Signed upper right: D. Hood

    Dorothy Hood is a noted Abstract Expressionist, born in Bryan, Texas, in 1919. She spent a significant amount of time in Mexico and was influenced by her friend Jose Clemente Orozco. This prolific painter created many oversized canvases with large areas of solid and unusual colors. 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.


    Condition Report*:

    Unframed canvas with scattered abrasions and minor paint loss along edges possibly from previous frame; three paint chips in upper left corner one approximately 1 inch, the other two approximately 1/4 inch each; abrasion with paint loss approximately 3 inches in length central bottom edge; and an abrasion to canvas with inpainting starting in central bottom extending to central right.

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