The Dreamer

Artist Details

Name: Doris Lee
Birth: 1905 Death: 1983
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Date of Work: 1941
Medium: gouche on paper
Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 5 5/16 inches
Credit: Museum purchase and gifts of Mrs. Robert B. Mayer and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woodward

Born in Aledo, Illinois, Doris Lee graduated from Rockford College, Illinois, in 1927. She studied with cubist André L’Hôte in Paris, with social realist Ernest Lawson at the Kansas City Art Institute, and later at the San Francisco School of Art under Arnold Blanch, whom she later married. In 1931, Lee and Blanch moved to Woodstock, New York, where she began to paint from nature. In 1941, LIFE magazine commissioned Lee to take a tour of the South and find the “hidden beauty in simple scenes and people.” The resulting works were used in a LIFE fashion article.

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