For your consideration, a serigraph by the noted American artist Dorr Hodgson Bothwell (1902-2000). This original circa 1979 serigraph is notated “Innocence Series”, and features a young girl holding her cat. The serigraph is in excellent condition and measures 11 ½” x 9 ½”, framed 19 ¼” x 17 3/8” . The work is signed in pencil “Innocence Series, No. IV” 8/28, Dora Bothwell ’79 ”. Provenance, private collection, Fort Bragg, CA. A very fine and evocative work that shows well in every environment and setting, wonderful in a child’s room.
Doris Hodgson Bothwell was born in San Francisco, CA on May 3, 1902. In 1921 she returned to San Francisco to study at the California School of Fine Arts and the Schaeffer School of Design, and continued at the University of Oregon. A trip to Samoa in 1928 inspired much of her future subject matter.
During the 1930s she was briefly married to sculptor Donal Hord. After teaching at the Parsons School of Design in NYC, she further studied in Paris. During the 1940s and 1950s she taught at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco). The latter part of her life was spent on the northern coast where she taught at the Mendocino Art Center. She died in Fort Bragg, California on Sept. 24, 2000.
Exhibitions: San Francisco Art Association, 1925-57; Modern Gallery (SF), 1927; San Diego Art Guild, 1927, 1933; SF Women Artists, 1929, 1942; Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1934; Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-40, 1939; Riverside AA, 1941; De Young Museum, 1958 (solo).
Collections: Metropolitan Museum; San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Diego Museum; Santa Barbara Museum; Museum of Modern Art (New York City); Crocker Museum (Sacramento); California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Whitney Museum (NYC); Victoria & Albert Museum (London); Brooklyn Museum; Manning Coffee Co., SF (mural, 1939).
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