Dorr Bothwell


Dorr Bothwell (1902-2000) – Promenade 8 color serigraph, 1947 #28/30
8 in. x 14 in. (203 mm x 356 mm)
Edition of 30 sold

San Francisco Museum of Art label verso – San Francisco Art Association 17th Annual Show #1645

Doris Hodgson Bothwell was born in San Francisco, CA on May 3, 1902. She moved to San Diego in 1911 and became interested in art by association with her neighbors, Anna and Albert Valentien.

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).
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”
Drawings & Illustrations by Southern California Artists; Who’s Who in American Art 1953-70; Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast 1949; SF Chronicle, 11-19-1954 and 9-26-2000 (obit).