|Shadow With Easel, 2009, Lois Dodd.|
The past casts a shadow on the present.
|I Was at Catching |
the Light, Lois Dodd
Lois Dodd was born in Montclair, New Jersey. She was educated at the Cooper Union in New York City from 1945–48. Later, in the early 1950s, she became the only woman co-founder of the Tanager Gallery, which was integral to the Tenth Street avant-garde scene of that era when artists began running their own co-op galleries. Lois Dodd ex-hibited at Tanager Gallery for the first ten years of her career. In 1962 she switched to the Green Mountain Gal-lery. During this time, from 1971 to 1992, she taught at Brooklyn College and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture located in Skowhegan, Maine. Many of her paintings such as the one at left (the title is somewhat uncertain) reflect her love for Maine and it's rugged forests and coastline.
|A Woman as rugged as the landscape she paints |
(even in her eighties).
|Sky Through Trees, Lois Dodd|
(title is uncertain).
|Left: Burning House, Night with Fireman, 2007|
Right: Johnson, Vermont Porch, Lois Dodd
|Liberty Painting in New York Harbor, |
2002, Lois Dodd. (Note: the presence of
the WTC twin towers in the background
make the date of the painting suspect.)