DORR BOTHWELL - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 190429
DORR BOTHWELL The artist signs her name on a letter from a special education school principal Autograph note signed: "I = MY EGO/I + YR. REQUEST = (phi symbol) = MY EGO INFLATED!/Dorr Bothwell" in green felt. 8½x11 sheet. In response to a typed letter dated 1974.
Sale Price $288.00
The artist signs her name on a letter from a special education school principal
Autograph note signed: "I = MY EGO/I + YR. REQUEST = (phi symbol) = MY EGO INFLATED!/Dorr Bothwell" in green felt. 8½x11 sheet. In response to a typed letter dated 1974. In part: "As principal of Special Education in the Public Schools, working with children having various handicaps; may we, for our classroom bulletin board and to add interest to our study of "Modern Artists" impose upon your time and kindness to seek your personal autograph?" Dorr Bothwell (1902-2000) was an American artist, designer, educator, and world-traveller. She was born in San Francisco, California. She began her art career at the California School of Fine Arts in 1921, under the tutelage of Gottardo Piazzoni and Rudolf Schaeffer. She moved to Los Angeles in 1934, joining the post-surrealist group around Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg, and participating in the mural division of the Federal Arts Project, where she learned the art of screenprinting, which would become her favored graphic technique. In 1968, Dorr Bothwell and Marlys Mayfield wrote Notan - on the Interaction of Positive and Negative Spaces. It was first reissued in 1976, and the first Danish translation was published in 1977. In 1991 the book was republished by Dover Publications as Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design; it has been in print continuously since then. Bothwell received many honors in her lifetime, including an Abraham Rosenberg Fellowship, the 1979 San Francisco Women in the Arts Award and two Pollock-Krasner grants for 1998-2000. Her art is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland. Toned. Normal mailing folds. Corners rounded. Light creases in corners. Ink notes on verso (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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